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Author Staudt, Nancy.

Title The judicial power of the purse : how courts fund national defense in times of crisis / Nancy Staudt
Published Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, ©2011
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 199 pages) : illustrations
Series Chicago series on international & domestic institutions
Chicago series on international and domestic institutions.
Contents Federal judges' budgetary powers -- Pulling the purse strings : an information theory of crisis jurisprudence -- Mobilizing judicial resources : the information theory in action -- The judicial understanding of costly foreign policy events -- The next stop : the information theory in the domestic context
Summary Congress and the president are not the only branches that deal with fiscal issues in times of war. In this innovative book, Nancy Staudt focuses on the role of federal courts in fiscal matters during warfare and high-cost national defense emergencies. There is, she argues, a judicial power of the purse that becomes evident upon examining the budgetary effects of judicial decision making. The book provides substantial evidence that judges are willing--maybe even eager--to redirect private monies into government hands when the country is in peril, but when the judges receive convincing cues that o
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-190) and indexes
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Subject United States. Supreme Court -- Powers and duties -- Economic aspects.
United States. Supreme Court.
Fiscal policy -- United States.
Judge-made law -- Economic aspects -- United States
Judicial power -- Economic aspects -- United States
War and emergency legislation -- Economic aspects -- United States
Fiscal policy.
LAW -- Civil Procedure.
LAW -- Legal Services.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- Judicial Branch.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0226771156