PS401 Levine Synopsis Fall 2011

PS401 Levine Synopsis Fall 2011 - Supreme Court...

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790:401:01 American Constitutional Law Prof. Bert Levine Synopsis This course is an introduction to constitutionalism, constitutional law and legal decision- making in the United States. During the course of the semester, we will examine the logic of constitutional decisions, the role of our constitution in U.S. political development, and the unique role of the judiciary in our political system. Students will read and discuss
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Unformatted text preview: Supreme Court decisions—some of them quite controversial—that have done much to shape the body of U.S. law. In addition, we will examine the concept of judicial review and take a hard look at the approaches that jurors use when applying the Constitution to questions of law that come before the Court....
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