Constitutional Law I: 9200:603-003

Fall 2012 Syllabus

Professor William D. Rich

The required texts for this course are Sullivan and Gunther, Constitutional Law (17th ed. 2010) and its 2012 Supplement.

Also required is the Classroom Performance System radio-frequency (CPSrf) response pad (a/k/a "clicker"). For additional information, click here.

NOTE: The numbers set off by commas refer to pages in Sullivan and Gunther, Constitutional Law (17th ed. 2010) unless preceded by "S.", in which case they refer to pages in the Supplement.

The Constitution Itself, Appendix A (#1, #2)

The Supreme Court's Authority and Role

Federalism: The Distribution of Powers between National and State Government

The Nation and the States in the Federal System

The Scope of Particular Congressional Powers

Federalistic Limitations on State Regulation of Economic Activity

Separation of Powers: The Distribution of Powers Among the Three Branches of the National Government [Study/Discussion Questions] [Outline]

Executive Violation of the Separation of Powers

Executive Discretion in Times of War or Terror

Congressional Violation of the Separation of Powers

Executive Privilege and Immunities, 329-47 (#25)


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