This course examines the role of the federal courts in the American constitutional system. Specific topics include: congressional power to expand and limit the jurisdiction of Article III courts; constitutional and sub-constitutional doctrines limiting the cases and controversies that may be heard in Article III courts; the relationship between federal and state courts and between federal and state law; the federal courts' power to make "federal common law"; principal means of enforcing federal law against state and federal officers; doctrines of federal and state governmental immunity; the law of federal habeas corpus (both in the context of post-conviction review and in the context of executive detention); doctrines of federal and state governmental immunity; and the enforceability of federal rights through suits against government officers.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
|T. Morrison||TWR 2:50 PM-4:10 PM||GRHL 104|
|G. Metzger||TWR 10:40 AM-12:00 PM||WJWH L107|
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