Fall 2014
    Law No.: LAW9062
    Sched. No.: 114820919

Supreme Court from Warren to Roberts*
Section 1
Howard, A E.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):M, 1540-1740 (WB127)
Capacity:16 **This information is current as of 05/22/2015 06:14:34 AM**
Current Enrollment:9 **This information is current as of 05/22/2015 06:14:34 AM**

Course Description:

The Supreme Court under Chief Justice Earl Warren is remembered as having been one of the most activist courts in American history. During the years of Chief Justice Warren Burger, the Court seemed to lack a sense of direction, and the counter-revolution some observers had predicted never came about. What will be the legacy of the Court during the time of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist? What may we expect of the Roberts Court? Among the themes likely to be developed in this seminar are the origins of the Warren Court, that Court’s legacy, and the extent to which that legacy survives today; the relation between presidential politics and the work of the Court; the interplay between the Court and the country at large; specific doctrinal developments; the philosophies of the individual justices; and voting blocs and behavior on the Court.

We will visit the Court and have a private session with Justice Kennedy.

NOTE: While this seminar is scheduled from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Mondays, selected class sessions will be held at Professor Howard's home. To allow travel time, students are asked to avoid enrolling in classes that end later than 3:10 p.m. on Mondays.

PREREQUISITE: Constitutional Law
MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE WITH: Supreme Court Justices and the Art of Judging
COURSE REQUIREMENT: A substantial research paper

Prerequisites:Constitutional Law
Mutually Exclusive with: Supreme Court Justices and the Art of Judging
This course is on the approved upper-level writing requirement course list.