Law 148 - Constitutional Law I
LL.B. Columbia University School of Law, 1966
This course examines ways in which the United States Constitution (a) distributes power among the various units of government in the American political system, and (b) limits the exercise of those powers. The course considers two sets of structural limitations on government: the division between the Nation and the States in the federal system, and the separation of powers among the three branches (legislative, executive, and judicial) of the national government. It also considers the Civil War Amendments (13th, 14th, and 15th) as limits on the states and as sources of congressional power. A major focus throughout is the proper role of the judiciary in limiting the action of other branches of government.
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|Textbook for Spring 2017 LEC 5/6|
Dorsey, Tobias A. Pocket Constitution 2 ed.
ISBN: 9781587331787. The Capitol.Net. REQUIRED $1.75
Geoffrey R. Stone et al. Constitutional Law 7th ed.
ISBN: 9781454817574. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. REQUIRED $247.00
Geoffrey R. Stone et al. Constitutional Law 7th ed. 2016 Supplement
ISBN: 9781454875598. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. REQUIRED $40.00