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Behind the Scenes: The Supreme Court and Congress in Statutory InterpretationGreat Theatre: The American Congress in the 1990s (1998)
Interaction between the Supreme Court and Congress often involves high drama - occasionally melodrama. Indeed, the Court's constitutional decisions have served as a catalyst for some of the most compelling theatre in Congress. The Court's decisions on issues such as abortion and flag burning have led to long and emotional legislative debates. The Senate hearings on the Court nominations of Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas, both of whom garnered ardent support and intense opposition because of their views on constitutional issues, challenged the "soaps" for popular viewing interest.
EditorHerbert F. Weisberg and Samuel C. Patterson
PublisherCambridge University Press
Citation InformationLori Hausegger and Lawrence Baum. "Behind the Scenes: The Supreme Court and Congress in Statutory Interpretation" Cambridge, England; New YorkGreat Theatre: The American Congress in the 1990s (1998)
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