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Economic Issues: Government Litigation

in Specializing the Courts

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780226039541
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226039565 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226039565.003.0005
Economic Issues: Government Litigation

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This chapter explores the federal courts that address disputes between government and private parties. It is organized in terms of three major roles of government on economic matters: Obtaining revenue, expending money, and regulating the economy. The overlap in jurisdiction between the claims courts and the district courts offers the same opportunity for comparative analysis that the tax field allows. The histories of Courts of Appeals emphasize the multiplicity of interests that shape decisions about judicial specialization. Congress created two courts for customs cases primarily as a means to protect the government's primary revenue source. Judges on specialized courts have an interest in maintaining their court and improving its power and status.

Keywords: government; private parties; federal courts; revenue; economy; tax; Court of Appeals; judicial specialization; Congress; specialized courts

Chapter.  16153 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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