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Faculty member releases new book for judicial scholars

An Austin Peay State University faculty member has published a book that offers a comprehensive look at the judicial process and behavior at the federal level of government.

Dr. James F. Prescott Jr., associate professor of public management, is the author of An Examination of the Budgetary Relationship Between the U.S. Supreme Court and Congress, 1789-2005. The 232-page book was released by The Edwin Mellen Press in Lewiston, N.Y.
An Austin Peay State University faculty member has published a book that offers a comprehensive look at the judicial process and behavior at the federal level of government.

Dr. James F. Prescott Jr., associate professor of public management, is the author of “An Examination of the Budgetary Relationship Between the U.S. Supreme Court and Congress, 1789-2005.” The 232-page book was released by The Edwin Mellen Press in Lewiston, N.Y.

The data in Prescott's new release cover more than 205 years of American history. The primary audience of the book is scholars who study the judicial process and behavior at the federal level of government.

The foreword — written by Albert P. Melone, a professor at Southern Illinois University — noted the need for Prescott's research.

Prescott's new work is “an important contribution to our collective knowledge because it confirms our understanding that inter-institutional conflict in a system of separation of powers is a constant that we cannot ignore,” Melone stated in the foreword. “A growing body of comparative research indicates that other governments featuring a separation of powers configuration encounter similar conflicts.”

For more information about the new book, call Prescott at (931) 221-1469 or e-mail him at prescottj@apsu.edu. -- Melony Shemberger