POLS 105. Constitutional Law in the American Polity (AP)

This seminar examines the Supreme Court in American political life, with emphasis on civil rights, civil liberties, and constitutional development. The seminar explores 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 included.
Social sciences.
2 credits.
Catalog chapter: Political Science  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/political-science

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