CONSTITUTIONAL LAW II SYLLABUS

9200:604-002 -- Spring 2014

Prof. Rich

NOTE: The numbers at the end of each entry refer to pages in Sullivan and Feldman, Constitutional Law (18th ed. 2013). "S." indicates pages in the 2013 Supplement.

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

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

 

The Due Process Clause

The 14th Amendment and the Incorporation Controversy, 446-65

Substantive Due Process (Notes and Questions)

Antecedents of the Right of Privacy, 492-93
Contraception, 493-503
Abortion, 503-28
Marriage and Family relationships, 529-35
Sexuality, 535-49; S. 17-25; 549-50
Death, 550-62

Procedural Due Process 562-68 (Notes)

The Equal Protection Clause (Notes and Questions)

Before 1954 (Notes and Questions)

13th and 14th Amendments, Appendix A
The Slaughterhouse Cases (1873), 433-37
Bradwell v. State (1873), 710
Strauder v. West Virginia (1880), 616-17
The Civil Rights Cases (1883), 814-18
Yick Wo v. Hopkins (1886), 640-41
Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), 617-19
U. S. v. Carolene Products Co. (1938) (Footnote 4), 485-86
Korematsu v. U. S. (1944), 636-39
Goesaert v. Cleary (1948), 712
Railway Express Agency v. New York (1949), 603-05

Discrimination against racial minorities (Notes and Questions)

Brown v. Board of Education and Bolling v. Sharpe (1954), 620-28
Loving v. Virginia (1967), 631-33
Green v. County School Board (1968), 628
Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Bd. of Educ. (1971), 628-29
Palmer v. Thompson (1971), 642-43
Keyes v. School Dist. No. 1, Denver, Colo. (1973), 629
Milliken v. Bradley (1874), 629
Washington v. Davis (1976), 643-46
Arlington Heights v. Metropolitan Housing Co. (1977), 646-48
Palmore v. Sidoti (1984), 633-34
Hunter v. Underwood (1985), 649-50
Johnson v. California (2005), 634-36

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

Griffin v. Illinois (1956), 786-87
Douglas v. California (1963), 787-88
Harper v. Virginia Board of Elections (1966), 769-70
Kramer v. Union Free School District No. 15 (1969), 770-72
Shapiro v. Thompson (1969), 443-44
Dandridge v. Williams (1970), 797-98
Boddie v. Connecticut (1971), 790
James v. Valtierra (1971), 767
U. S. v. Kras (1973), 791
San Antonio Ind. School Dist. v. Rodriguez (1973), 800-09
M.L.B. v. S.L.J. (1996), 792-97
Saenz v. Roe (1999), 440-43

Sex discrimination 712-45 (Notes and Questions)

Discrimination against aliens 756-61 (Notes and Questions)

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

Williamson v. Lee Optical Co. (1955), 605-06
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture v. Moreno (1973), 607
Mass. Board of Retirement v. Murgia (1976), 766-67
New York City Transit Authority v. Beazer (1979), 607-08
Plyler v. Doe (1982), 807-09
City of Cleburne v. Cleburne Living Center (1985), 761-66
Romer v. Evans (1996) and Sexual Orientation Discrimination, 745-56

Nonjudicial remedies for past discrimination and other affirmative action 650-88; S. 27-28; 688-97 (Notes and Questions)

The Post-Civil War Amendments and Civil Rights Legislation

The Statutory Framework, 812-14 (Notes)
The State Action Limitation, 818-35 (Notes)

Freedom of Expression (Chart of Free Speech Doctrine)

Overview, 885-98
Subversive speech and incitement, 899-934
Fighting words, hostile audiences, and offensive speech, 938-55
Injury by speech: Groups (Hate speech), 955-77
Injury to reputation and sensibility (individuals), 978-1009
Sexually explicit expression, 1009-34; 1048-53
Commercial speech, 1084-1110
Content-based versus content-neutral regulations, 1111-42
Speech in public forums and other government property, 1156-1222
Overbreadth 1277-92

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