Narrowing the Nation's Power: The Supreme Court Sides with the States. By John T. Noonan, Jr.* Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002. Pp. 203. $24.95.
Given the co-equality of the branches of the United States government, the Supreme Court is commonly considered to enjoy a monopoly on interpreting the Constitution. The Court itself has expressed a normative claim to that effect. This claim-and its many implications for the proper institutional role the Constitution actually accords the high court--contextualizes the debate over the meaning of the Eleventh Amendment and the Court's federalism cases.
Ajayi, Oluwaseun O.
"J'Accuse: The Court Competes with the Constitution, Congress, and Citizens?,"
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