Const Law II: The Supreme Court from FDR to Trump

Read the course description below to learn how this course will be taught.

Class Unique: 29375

This course will be taught entirely online via Zoom.

The course will deal with the post-Court-packing Supreme Court, across the total range of constitutional issues, right up to the present. The focus will be less on doctrine and more on how the Surpeme Court fits within the political sphere. As such it will look more like a political science course and there will be no casebook. Instead four books on the Court will be used, two each by Lucas A. Powe, Jr., (The Supreme Court and the American Elite; The Warren Court and American Politics) and Mark Tushnet (A Court Divided; In the Balance). All are available in paperback.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:00 - 9:54 am ONLINE
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final (administered by Exam4) 5/10/21

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed
Will use floating mean GPA if applicable


  • In The Balance - Tushnet, Mark
      ISBN: 978-0-393-07344-7   (required)
  • Court Divided : The Rehnquist Court and the Future of Constitutional Law - Tushnet, Mark
      Norton & Company, Incorporated, W. W.
      ISBN: 978-0-393-32757-1   (required)
  • Warren Court & American Politics - Powe, Lucas A., Jr.
      ISBN: 978-0-674-00683-6   (required)
  • Supreme Court & The American Elite 1789-2008 - Powe, Lucas A., Jr.
      ISBN: 978-0-674-06041-8   (required)