Richard Jr. Pacelle's Between Law and Politics: The Solicitor General and the PDF

By Richard Jr. Pacelle

ISBN-10: 1585442348

ISBN-13: 9781585442348

At the intersection of legislations and politics stands the U.S. Solicitor common. even supposing even the expert public hardly ever thinks of the solicitor basic when it comes to the most important matters that experience challenged American society, this workplace truly has huge regulate over the circumstances the ideally suited courtroom addresses. To carry the workplace of Solicitor normal (OSG) out of the shadows and into the transparent mild of public consciousness, Between legislations and Politics appears to be like at 3 hotly contested coverage areas—race, gender, and reproductive rights—to see how the workplace balances the targets of the president, Congress, and the perfect Court.

The OSG is charged with aiding the perfect court docket construct a coherent doctrine and implementing a few balance at the legislation. even as, the solicitor basic is a presidential appointee. figuring out which situations to charm, arguing these situations earlier than the excellent court docket, and submitting friendofthecourt briefs capability the solicitor basic performs an immense function in furthering the coverage objections of the present management. Therein lies the strain among legislations and politics that's on the center of the calculations the solicitor normal makes on a regular basis.

Using interviews with solicitors common and their staffs, contributors of the dept of Justice, and others, and studying ideally suited lawsuits starting with the Truman management, Richard Pacelle exhibits how the OSG balances the competing forces in its atmosphere. His research is undergirded by means of combination research of the knowledge gathered.

This designated and systematic research should be of serious curiosity to those that learn the superb courtroom, the presidency, and public coverage. it's specified in its shut exam of a few specific components of legislations and the energy and persuasiveness of its research of the competing constituencies that face the place of work of the Solicitor common. The timeliness and debatable nature of the coverage components Pacelle examines supply the ebook extra significance to scholars of yankee politics.

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