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One Hundred Fifty Cases Per Year: Some Impli­ca­tions of the Su­preme Court's Limited Re­sourc­es for Judicial Review of Agen­cy Action

Strauss, Peter

This Article is principally concerned with a question that seems not to have been much asked in these debates: whether, and in what ways, the stresses on the Court might be manifesting themselves in its opinions and, particularly, in doctrine. It starts with a brief presentation of the Court's well-known caseload problems, presenting them in relation to the overall dimensions of the judicial system in the United States. Looking beyond the Court's success in identifying and resolving particular, actual conflicts among the lower courts, this perspective treats as the central problem of interest the Court's shrinking opportunity to contribute discipline, cohesion and control to the nation's law. The essay then examines three different respects in which it might be thought the natural limits on the Court's opportunities to speak are shaping the character of the legal order.

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Columbia Law Review
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2307/1122586

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Academic Units
Law
Publisher
Columbia Law Review Association, Inc.
Published Here
May 5, 2016
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