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The Article doesn't explain the intention and reasoning behind the Courts not being able to give Advisory opinions.--Occono (talk) 20:58, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
possible source for article improvement/citation
I have not yet gotten a copy of this book, but it appears to be a good source on the development of the "no advisory opinions" doctrine from 1793, and some of the controversies over extra-judicial roles of judges in the early U.S.:
Stewart Jay (1997). Most Humble Servants: The Advisory Role of Early Judges. Yale University Press. ISBN0300070187.
I'm not 100% sure how to organize articles in this area, though. Some of that material should go here. Some of it should go in advisory opinion perhaps, although perhaps this article can serve as the specific article on something like, "Advisory opinions in the United States". Some of the more detailed historical discussion might also go in a different article, like History of the Supreme Court of the United States. --Delirium (talk) 00:56, 16 June 2013 (UTC)