AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
Students will have a complete knowledge of the
U.s. constitutional law system
Introduction to separation of powers. The foundations of judicial review. Presidential power. Presidential accountability. Foreign relations powers. Powers of war and peace. Jurisdiction of federal courts. The powers of the national legislature. The commerce power. Taxing and spending power. Sovereignty of states in the federal system and the tenth amendment. Public and private domain: the state action doctrine. Economic legislation. Takings of private property. Introduction to equal protection. Race discrimination. Gender discrimination. Affirmative action. The right to privacy. Reproduction and sexual orientation. Introduction to freedom of speech. Free speech and violence. Graphic and offensive speech. Obscenity and pornography. Personal reputation and privacy. Freedom of media and journalism. Free speech and education. Free speech and employment. Commercial speech and advertising. Prior restraints. Government speech. Government funding of speech. Free exercise of religion. Establishment of religion.
Readings will come from constitutional law casebook co-authored by dean smolla and made available by pdf file for free to students
Lectures, role-playing exercises, discussions
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