Directed Readings Political Justice

Directed Readings Political Justice

Hello, Please only take on this assignment if you are knowledgeable in Politics and American History. It is crucial that you know the field. I have already have had horrible luck from a previous writer. A. the Courts 1) In thinking about the linkages between the U.S. Supreme Court and politics and society at large, how powerful is the Court? Identify and describe the factors that amplify or inhibit the Court’s power. 2) Consider two competing claims: a) we can understand all we need about judges’ decision-making by using the same general analytical frameworks that explain the decisions of other policy makers, such as legislators or agency officials. b) it is a mistake to see a judges as just another political actor; failure to take seriously the role of law in judicial decision-making results in a distorted understanding of a judge’s interpretations and rulings. Discuss in detail the evidence for each claim. Which claim do you think comes closer to the truth, and why? B. Congress 3) According to Richard Fenno, we love our congressman, but hate our Congress. Why? Conclude your essay with an evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of existing research that bears on this issue. 4) Why does Congress have committees? Sketch a theory, address the major lines of argument in this area, and comment on conditions under which the committee system would flourish and under which it would decay. C. the Presidency 5) Conventional wisdom holds that the U.S. Constitution gives the president very few formal powers, and many scholars have argued that the presidency is a very weak office. Are these received wisdoms correct? If not, what sources of power, if any, have presidents used to accomplish their policy goals? Should the conventional wisdom about limited presidential power be revised? Why or why not? 6) Richard Neustadt’s Presidential Power was a landmark work in the study of the Presidency. in the ensuing five decades scholars have often responded to it critically. Bearing in mind these debates over different aspects of the presidency, to what extent would you say that Neustadt has been comprehensively refuted, was correct for his time, but is now out of date, or still captures the essence of the presidential role? Rely on scholarship in developing your essay.