POLS-Y 304 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (3 CR.)
American political powers and structures; selected Supreme Court decisions interpreting American constitutional system.
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Regular Academic Session / In Person
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The Constitution and the decisions of Supreme Court justices who interpret it have defined the contours of government power in the United States for over 200 years. The precise scope and nature of that power is not always clear. Questions often arise about whether particular governmental entities have the authority to undertake specific actions. Conflicts sometimes arise between the branches or between the national and state governments concerning appropriate balance of power among different governmental bodies. In this course we will examine the constitutional powers of our national institutions -- the United States judicial, legislative, and executive branches. We will also look at how our constitutional structure limits state and national government actors. Finally, we will consider how some of the specific tools the United States government has to address national problems have evolved over time through Supreme Court decision making.