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Easter Semester—2022
May 20, 2022
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POLS 331 - Constitutional Law: Balancing Powers
This course examines Supreme Court cases related to separation of powers and checks and balances by situating cases within varying theories of constitutional interpretation and by assessing the socio-political implications of those decisions. Cases studied include controversies about executive privilege, the Commerce Clause, the Tenth Amendment, and federalism. The course emphasizes, above all, the political role of the judiciary.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Final Examination, Lecture/Seminar

Social Sciences Division
Politics Department

Course Attributes:
American Studies, Politics-Citizenship & Action, Politics-Law and Justice, Politics-National Institutions, Political Science-American

Restrictions:
May not be assigned one of the following Student Attributes:     
      First-Year Reserve & Restrict

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