CONSTITUTIONAL LAW II SYLLABUS

9200:604-003 -- Spring 2013

Prof. Rich

NOTE: The numbers at the end of each entry refer to pages in Sullivan and Gunther, Constitutional Law (17th ed. 2010). "S." indicates pages in the 2012 Supplement.

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

Nonfederalistic Limitations on the Regulation of Economic Activity: Rights of Property and Contract

  • The Pre-Civil War Situation, 349-50
  • The 14th Amendment and Substantive Due Process, 375-93
  • The Just Compensation Requirement and the Distinction between Regulations and Takings [Notes]
  • The Contracts Clause [Notes]

The Due Process Clause

The 14th Amendment and the Incorporation Controversy, 363-74; S. 29-35

Substantive Due Process (Notes and Questions)

Antecedents of the Right of Privacy, 427-28
Contraception, 429-37
Abortion, 437-64
Family relationships, 464-70
Sexuality, 470-84
Death, 484-95

Procedural Due Process 495-99 (Notes)

The Equal Protection Clause (Notes and Questions)

Before 1954 (Notes and Questions)

13th and 14th Amendments, Appendix A
The Slaughterhouse Cases (1873), 351-56
Bradley v. State (1873), 588
Strauder v. West Virginia (1880), 501-02
The Civil Rights Cases (1883), 696-99
Yick Wo v. Hopkins (1886), 522
Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), 502-22
U. S. v. Carolene Products Co. (1938) (Footnote 4), 391
Korematsu v. U. S. (1944), 519-21
Goesaert v. Cleary (1948), 589
Railway Express Agency v. New York (1949), 641-43

Discrimination against racial minorities (Notes and Questions)

Brown v. Board of Education and Bolling v. Sharpe (1954), 504-11
Loving v. Virginia (1967), 515-16
Green v. County School Board (1968), 511
Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Bd. of Educ. (1971), 511-12
Palmer v. Thompson (1971), 523-23
Keyes v. School Dist. No. 1, Denver, Colo. (1973), 512
Washington v. Davis (1976), 524-27
Arlington Heights v. Metropolitan Housing Co. (1977), 528-29
Palmore v. Sidoti (1984), 516-17
Johnson v. California (2005), 518-19

Discrimination against the poor and fundamental rights (Notes and Questions)

Griffin v. Illinois (1956), 670-71
Douglas v. California (1963), 671-72
Harper v. Virginia Board of Elections (1966), 655-56
Kramer v. Union Free School District No. 15 (1969), 656-58
Shapiro v. Thompson (1969), 360-61
Dandridge v. Williams (1970), 681-82
Boddie v. Connecticut (1971), 674-75
James v. Valtierra (1971), 630
U. S. v. Kras (1973), 675
San Antonio Ind. School Dist. v. Rodriguez (1973), 683-90
M.L.B. v. S.L.J. (1996), 676-80
Saenz v. Roe (1999), 357-60

Sex discrimination (Notes and Questions)

Reed v. Reed (1971), 589-90
Frontiero v. Richardson (1973), 590-91
Kahn v. Shevin (1974), 616
Geduldig v. Aiello (1974), 606-07
Weinberger v. Wiesenfeld (1975), 617
Craig v. Boren (1976), 592-95
Califano v. Goldfarb (1977), 617-18
Califano v. Webster (1977), 618
Orr v. Orr (1979), 616-17
Personnel Administrator of Mass. v. Feeney (1979), 613-16
Wengler v. Druggists Mut. Ins. Co. (1980), 618-19
Michael M. v. Superior Court (1981), 607-09
Rostker v. Goldberg (1981), 609-10
Mississippi Univ. for Women v. Hogan (1982), 595-97
U. S. v. Virginia (1996), 598-605
Nguyen v. I.N.S. (2001), 611-12

Discrimination against aliens 620-24 (Notes and Questions)

Discrimination against various nonsuspect classes and the nature of minimal scrutiny (Notes and Questions)

Williamson v. Lee Optical Co. (1955), 644
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture v. Moreno (1973), 645
Mass. Board of Retirement v. Murgia (1976), 629-30
New York City Transit Authority v. Beazer (1979), 645-46
Plyler v. Doe (1982), 690-92
City of Cleburne v. Cleburne Living Center (1985), 625-29
Romer v. Evans (1996) and Sexual Orientation Discrimination, 631-36

Nonjudicial remedies for past discrimination and other affirmative action 531-60; 567-75 (Notes and Questions)

The Post-Civil War Amendments and Civil Rights Legislation

The Statutory Framework, 694-96 (Notes)
The State Action Limitation, 699-716 (Notes)

Freedom of Expression (Chart of Free Speech Doctrine)

Overview, 760-72
Subversive speech and incitement, 772-810; 785-87
Fighting words and hostile audiences, 810-24
Injury to reputation and sensibility, 824-38; S. 36-38; 838-43; S. 38-41
Hate speech, 843-61
Sexually explicit expression, 860-70; 880-85; S. 41-45
Commercial speech, 927-32; 935-48;
Content-based versus content-neutral regulations, 955-73; S. 48-50; 973-84
Speech in public forums and other government property, 971-1045
Overbreadth 1102-16

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