SMNR: Texas v. United States

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THU 2:30 - 4:20 pm TNH 3.114

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"I go into the office, I sue the federal government, and I go home.” — Greg Abbott, Texas Attorney General, April 30, 2013.  Everything is bigger in Texas, including the state’s impact on Constitutional Law. Seminal decisions originating in Texas have shaped every area of constitutional doctrine from abortion to voting rights. This class will explore the role that the state of Texas and localities within Texas have played in instigating constitutional change in our federal system. It will engage in in-depth analysis of landmark Supreme Court cases that came out of Texas, including inquiries into how the case developed, why the Supreme Court granted certiorari, and the impact of the eventual decision on Texas and the nation.

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America's Lone Star Constitution : How Supreme Court Cases from Texas Shape the Nation *
Powe, Lucas A. and Powe, Lucas A., Jr.
University of California Press
ISBN: 978-0-520-29781-4


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