Talk:Nonacquiescence

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Confusing[edit]

This article fails to distinguish between two extremely different concepts of nonacquiescence -- first, the government refusing to treat a court ruling as a binding precedent in future cases; and second, the government refusing to comply with the judgment of the courts in a particular case. The latter is extremely rare and the Andrew Jackson example may be nearly unique (and it is hard to imagine it happening today). The failure to explain the difference between these two makes the whole article highly confusing and misleading. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 14:20, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Worcester v. Georgia[edit]

I've deleted the paragraph that referred to the Supreme Court decision in Worcester v. Georgia as an example of nonacquiescence. See the article about the case: first, the holding in the case was described incorrectly here; and second, the Court in that case did not actually order the President (or any Executive Branch official) to do anything, so there was nothing for the President to acquiesce (or not) to. At most, this might be cited as an example of a popular legend about the relationship between the branches, but it would require a more substantial rewrite to serve this purpose. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 21:18, 26 May 2014 (UTC)