Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! An Examination of the Centrality of the Supreme Court on the Legislative Process
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While “it is emphatically the province and the duty of the judicial department to say what the law is” the duty to create the law rests with the legislature. The nature of the interaction between these two branches of the U.S. federal government is crucial to the application and functionality of U.S. public policy. My research seeks to establish the nature of this interaction by asking the questions: after the Supreme Court delivers decisions in a given year, is Congress more or less likely to address these same topics in the next Congressional session? And, does the tone of the next session’s legislation reflect agreement or disagreement with the Supreme Court’s holding?