Exploring Inefficiencies in the U.S. Legal System

Pappas, Anthony
January 2016
Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association;2016, Vol. 9, p84
Conference Proceeding
While economists have analyzed and helped reform Wall Street and the Health care system, less attention has been devoted to the legal system of the United States. Inefficiencies and inconsistencies are explored and solutions proposed with regard to the following areas and others: A. Expanding the number of Supreme Court justices B. Court delays have gotten so long that they can be deemed unconstitutional according to a recent lawsuit. C. Vague laws enacted by Congress result in the Judiciary branch writing laws rather than interpreting them. Without clear legislation, the Judiciary then develops “case law”. Confusion and ambiguity can abound.


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