Although the contempt power is frequently discussed in terms of its technical procedural and legal implications, its fundamental interest both to lawyers and laymen is that it has been the vehicle for deciding a variety of dramatic and significant social problems. In many cases these problems involve a conflict between one constitutional right and another and in some, a conflict between competing economic interests. In any event, these conflicts bear heavily on any consideration of the contempt power.
Russell L. Johnson,
The Contempt Power. By Ronald L. Goldfarb,
San Diego L. Rev.
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