11_16_2010_Sup_Ct_Pub_Plcy_Syllabus

11_16_2010_Sup_Ct_Pub_Plcy_Syllabus - February 23 Abortion...

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T HE S UPREME C OURT AND P UBLIC P OLICY P ROFESSOR S COT P OWE S PRING 2011 Readings: Lucas A. Powe, Jr. The Supreme Court and the American Elite Lucas A. Powe, Jr. The Warren Court and American Politics Mark Tushnet A Court Divided All lectures, except where indicated will be in the Law School Auditorium While the assignments have readings of appropriate material, the books can profitably be read cover to cover at any time. January 19 Brown I WC 21-49; AE 239-44 January 21 Brown II WC 50-74 January 24 Massive Resistance WC 157-78; AE 244-47 January 26 Civil Rights in the 1960s WC 217-38, 272-302; AE 248-54 January 28 Discussion January 31 The Communists WC 75-102, 127-58; AE 230-39 February 2 Pornography WC 113-19, 336-57; AE 258 February 4 Discussion February 7 Criminal Procedure WC 379-411; AE 263-68 February 9 Religion and Contraception WC 182-93, 358-78; AE 260-61 February 11 Discussion February 14 First Exam—30%
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February 16 Reapportionment WC 199-205, 239-71; AE 261-63 Room TBA February 18 The Demise of the Warren Court WC 465-81 February 21 Bussing AE 268-70
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Unformatted text preview: February 23 Abortion AE 274-80 February 25 Discussion February 28 Capital Punishment WC 430-36; AE 293-96 Tushnet 175-76, 239-41 March 2 ERA Tushnet 104-29 March 4 Discussion March 7 Watergate AE 280-82 March 9 Affirmative Action AE 289-92 March 21 Religion in the 1980s AE 296-99 March 23 Bork AE 284-85 March 25 Discussion March 28 Abortion Tushnet 204-22; AE 307-11 March 30 Bussing Tushnet 97-100, 223-26 April 1 Discussion April 4 Affirmative Action Tushnet 226-39, 324-26 April 6 Gay Rights Tushnet 156-79; AE 320-24 April 8 Discussion April 11 Exam50% April 13 The New Federalism Tushnet 249-78; AE 316-20 April 15 Election Law AE 343-44 Room TBA April 18 Bush v. Gore Tushnet 152-53, 341-42; AE 336-39 Room TBA April 20 Race in the New Country AE 344-45 April 22 Discussion April 25 Roberts and Alito AE 341-45 April 27 Capital Punishment AE 329-33 April 29 Discussion May 2 The War on Terror AE 345-50 May 4 Exam20%...
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