Const Law II: Current Problems

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, TUE, WED 10:30 - 11:20 am TNH 3.124

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final May 13, 2010 8:30 am A-Z in 2.123

Description

This course provides a critical examination of controversial current or recent cases in the Supreme Court. Background and current cases will be read using the paperback by Choper, et al., "Leading Cases in Constitutional Law" (2009), supplemented by reference to other cases as needed. The course will center on such politically controversial topical issues as, e.g., gun control, English- only laws, religious exemptions, abortion, homosexuality, hate speech, student rights, freedom of association, war and foreign affairs issues, and developments in such structural areas as, e.g., state sovereign immunity, and the Fourteenth Amendment and commerce powers of Congress. This course is closed to first-year students. Three hours.