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Federalism, Civil Rights, and Three-Judge District Courts

Michael Solimine and James Walker analyze three-judge federal district court rulings from 1954 to 1976 to see whether civil-rights plaintiffs correctly believed that such courts were more open to their claims than a typical single district judge. As part of this review, the writers consider the power of the federal government — and federal judiciary — to supervise and possibly overturn the actions of state governments. Read more here.