October 10, 2008
Is the US Supreme Court's Legal Influence Waning?
The New York Times American Exception series examines commonplace aspects of the American justice system that are virtually unique in the world. In a recent installment, Adam Liptak reports on the Supreme Court's fading influence worldwide.
A Blow to the Rule of Law Movement? Probably not. Reasons cited for the decline include (1) the rise of new and sophisticated constitutional courts in other nations, courts that are more liberal than the Rehnquist and Roberts courts, and (2) the diminished reputation of the United States attributed by some to the unpopularity of the Bush administration around the world. For more, check out U.S. Court Is Now Guiding Fewer Nations. [JH]
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