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xvi, 299 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Clean air : an introduction to how the legislative process has changed
  • Multiple paths : the legislative process in the House of Representatives
  • Routes and obstacles : the legislative process in the Senate
  • Getting one bill : reconciling House-Senate differences
  • Omnibus legislation, the budget process, and summits
  • Why and how the legislative process changed
  • Making nonincremental policy change through hyper-unorthodox procedures : health care reform in 2009-2010
  • High-stakes budget politics : the 2013 government shutdown and the Ryan-Murray deal
  • A cross-party coalition forces policy change: the USA Freedom Act
  • The consequences of unorthodox lawmaking.
Unorthodox Lawmaking introduces students to the intricacies of Congress while also providing the tools to assess the relative successes and limitations of the legislative process. It explores the full range of special procedures and processes that make up the legislative process, as well as the reasons these unconventional routes evolved. New coverage also includes changes to the filibuster rules under Harry Reid, and the fiscal cliff and government shutdowns.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781506322834 20161228
Law Library (Crown)
xxxviii, 1019 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Preface
  • The age of statutes
  • The anatomy and publication of statutes
  • The structures and processes of American legislatures
  • The functions and procedures of legislative committees
  • The enactment of legislation
  • Representativeness : the electorate
  • Representativeness : elections, qualifications, representative duties
  • Accessibility
  • Deliberativeness
  • The interpretation of a statute
  • The applicability of plain meaning
  • Resolving ambiguities.
"[This book explores] American legislative institutions and the processes by which they consider and enact legislation. Using a...variety of primary source materials, and placing consistent emphasis on the processes and practice of law, [the authors] consider contemporary legislative topics in the context of historical events."-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)