• Deciding Not to Decide: The Judiciary Act of 1925 and the Discretionary Court
  • November 20, 2012 | Author: Jonathan Sternberg
  • Law Firm: Jonathan Sternberg, Attorney, P.C. - Kansas City Office
  • This article analyzes the history of reform to the U.S. Supreme Court's jurisdiction, beginning with the Judiciary Act of 1789, and how it eventually developed into complete discretionary jurisdiction. The article explores how this principally took place by the development of the Judiciary Act of 1925, principally by Chief Justice William Howard Taft. The article further explores the effects of this jurisdictional reform on the Court's processes.