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The Use and Abuse of Power: The Supreme Court and Separation of Powers
Kent A. Kirwan
The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Vol. 537, Ethics in American Public Service (Jan., 1995), pp. 76-84
Published by: Sage Publications, Inc. in association with the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1047755
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The theme of this article is the use and abuse of power in relation to politics and ethics. The role of the United States Supreme Court as the umpire of the structure of separation of powers is explored through analysis of two relatively recent cases. This is followed, in conclusion, with some reflections on the ethical implications of our constitutional and political principles and on the role of the Court as ethical guide.
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