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Strange Silence: Vietnam and the Supreme Court

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dc.contributor.author Schoen, Rodric Bruce
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-04T19:45:10Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-04T19:45:10Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.citation 33 Washburn L. J. 275 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10601/96
dc.description.abstract The Vietnam War, currently the longest and fourth bloodiest conflict in American history, began and ended without one Supreme Court decision on whether the war was constitutional, or whether the question of constitutionality presented a non-justiciable controversy. In sum, the Court never said anything at all concerning the Vietnam War. The review of cases presenting basic questions concerning the constitutionality of the Government's war policies reveals that the Supreme Court had many opportunities to decide these questions, but all petitions for review were refused. The Court's silence during the Vietnam War denied guidance to the lower courts and denied the American people the Court's considered judgment on the constitutionality of this divisive military conflict. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Washburn Law Journal
dc.relation.uri http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/wasbur33&collection=journals&id=297&men_hide=false&men_tab=citnav
dc.relation.uri https://a.next.westlaw.com/Document/I3f63cd314b0011dba16d88fb847e95e5/View/FullText.html
dc.subject Vietnam War en_US
dc.subject Constitutionality en_US
dc.title Strange Silence: Vietnam and the Supreme Court en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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