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Democracy & Justice

Strengthening American institutions through scholarship and sound solutions to societal problems.
Democracy & Justice
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Stewarding America
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Stewarding America

Most Americans seek a more coherent, collaborative, national conversation in which individual interests can be aligned with the greater good. This project analyzed American institutions to develop a better understanding of their role in the American democratic system and to develop proposals to increase civic participation and public confidence in American leaders and institutions.

Chair
Norman Jay Ornstein
mass incarceration
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The Challenge of Mass Incarceration in America

This study examined the scope of mass incarceration, its political significance, and its social impacts, weighing the concerns about crime control, rehabilitation, and more fundamental issues of social justice.

Chairs
Bruce Western and Glenn C. Loury
supreme court
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The Independence of the Judiciary

This project examined the evolving relationship between Congress and the Supreme Court. Among other issues, it addressed the Supreme Court's increasing willingness to place constitutional limits on Congress' power to enact statutes; the judicial nomination and confirmation process; and questions of statutory interpretation.

Chairs
Jesse Herbert Choper and Robert C. Post
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