ERIC Number: EJ423805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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Missouri v. Jenkins: The Perverse Case for Judicial Activism.
Schotten, Peter M.
Perspectives on Political Science, v19 n4 p197-202 Fall 1990
Examines present lack of judicial restraint by analyzing "Missouri v. Jenkins," a case upholding a court-ordered tax increase to fund school desegregation. Maintains that elected representatives placate interest groups and abdicate power in favor of the courts when political decisions are unpopular. Questions the implications for future democratic government. (NL)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Court Role, Democratic Values, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Courts, Financial Support, Higher Education, Legislators, Political Issues, Public Policy, School Desegregation, School Funds, School Taxes, State Courts, United States Government (Course)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Missouri v Jenkins