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Power Struggles in Federal Court Jurisprudence

Learn about the power struggles that pervade federal court jurisprudence.


I.              Source of Power Struggles

In its broad outlines, the Constitution establishes the three coequal branches of the federal government: the legislative branch, which acts through Congress; the executive branch, which acts through the office of the president; and the judicial branch, which acts through the United States Supreme Court and the lower federal courts. The Constitution also outlines the relationship and...