IMMIGRATION AND THE JUDICIARY: LAW AND POLITICS IN BRITAIN AND AMERICA. By Stephen H. Legomsky.t New York: Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press, 1987. Pp. xxxix, 345. $68.00 (hardbound).
Why are courts generally reluctant to vindicate the claims of aliens seeking to come to or remain in a foreign country? What makes immigration unique as a subject for judicial intervention in terms of deference to the prerogatives of the other branches of government, to the detriment of individual rights? These questions, which have long puzzled practitioners, are addressed by Professor Legomsky in Immigration and the Judiciary. His method is to examine and compare judicial review of immigration cases in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Arthur C. Helton,
Judicial Abdication Before the Golden Door,
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