POLS 024. American Constitutional Law

The Supreme Court in American political life, with emphasis on civil rights, civil liberties, and constitutional development. The class examines the court's role in political agenda-setting in arenas including economic policy, property rights, separation of powers, federalism, presidential powers and war powers, and interpreting the equal protection and due process clauses as they bear on race and gender equality. Judicial review, judicial activism and restraint, and theories of constitutional interpretation will be explored.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Spring 2018. Nackenoff.
Catalog chapter: Political Science  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/political-science

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