Flashcards in Test 3 Deck (11):
Due process rights
Primary purpose is to seek policy change or stop change from taking place
-This is because courts are policy-making bodies
Political Disadvantage Theory
Interest groups litigate becaue they're unable to penetrate other branches of gov't
-Groups look to litigate when "all else fails" & they are unable to achieve their policy objective through the more traditional routes, such as legislation.
National Association for Advancing Colored People
Interest groups are advantaged. why?
Well funded even have access to government money
Indirect Strategies for Influencing Courts (3)
1) Educate lawyer & Judiciary (legal education)
2) Media Strategy - Inform public
3) Writing Articles in Law Review - Law reviewing lobbying
Law Reviewing Lobbying Define
where legal expert affiliate (or sympathetic to) particular gorups published articles in law reviews arguing in favor on certain interpretation.
Mandatory Judicial Bill C-337 Define
Mandates judicial education for judges hearing sex assasult cases. Questions of whether content of curriculim influenced by interest groups which now promtes their own stereotypes & rape myths
Name Direct Strategy (3)
1) Sponsorship of Cases - LONG TERM
2) Strategic Litigation