Weekly Schedule

WEEK 1: August 20, 22 (chapt. 1)
Course Oveview, The Judiciary, How To Brief A Case, Overview of the U.S. Constitution 
The Judiciary, Judicial Philosophy
Interpretation of the Constitution, Judicial Philosphy, Justices of the Supreme Court

WEEK 2 : August 27, 29 (chapt. 2, chapt. 3)
The Judiciary
Supremacy Clause, Constitutional Adjudication, Restraints on the Judiciary
Judicial Power
Marbury v. Madison (1803) *Eakin v. Raub (1825) *Scott v Sanford (1857) Cooper v. Aaron (1958) Ex Parte McCardle (1869) Frothingham v. Mellon (1923) Flast v. Cohen (1968) Allen v. Wright (1984)

WEEK 3:  Labor Day, September 5 (chapt. 3)
The Judiciary
Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife (1992), Luther v. Borden (1849), Baker v. Carr (1962), U.S. Department of Commerce v. Montana (1992)
WEEK IV: September 10, 12 (chapt 3)
The Judiciary
Nixon v. United States (1993) City of Boerne v. Flores (1997) DeShaney v. Winnebago County Department of Social Services (1989) Plaut v. Spendthrift Farm, Inc. (1995) Young v. United States ex rel. Vuitton (1987) Hein v. Freedom from Religion Foundation (2007)
WEEK V: September 17, 19 (chapt. 4), Constitution Week
The Legislative Branch
McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) Powell v. McCormack (1969) Gravel v. United States (1972) McGrain v. Daugherty (1927) Watkins v. United States (1957) Schechter Poultry Corporation v. United States (1935) Mistretta v. United States (1989) Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Chadha (1983)
WEEK VI: September 24, 26 (chapt. 5) (Exam 1)
The Legislative Branch (cont’d)

Exam 1
WEEK VII: October 1, 3 (chapt. 5)
The Executive Branch
John Locke: "On Prerogative," Myers v. United States (1926) Morrison v. Olson (1988)United States v. Nixon (1974) In Re Neagle (1890) Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company v. Sawyer (1952)  
WEEK VIII: October 8, 10, (chapt 6) Fall Break (October 8,9)
War and Foreign Affairs
The Prize Cases*Gulf of Tonkin Resolution*The War Powers Resolution*United States v. Curtiss-Wright Export Corporation (1936)Missouri v. Holland (1920), Medellin v. Texas (2008)
WEEK IX:  October 15, 17 (October 18: Last Day to Drop)
War and Foreign Affairs
Korematsu v. United States (1944) Film: "Come See The Paradise" (1990)
WEEK X: October 22, 24
War and Foreign Affairs
Ex Parte Milligan (1866), Ex Parte Quirin (1942), The USA PATRIOT Act (2001)*, Hamdi v Rumsfeld (2004), Boumediene v. Bush (2008)
WEEK XI: October 29, 31 (Exam 2)
Federalism (Chapter 7)
The Judiciary Act of 1789*, Cohens v. Virginia (1821), Coyle v. Smith (1911), Baldwin v. Montana Fish and Game Commission (1978), Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857), New York v. United States (1992), Printz v. United States (1997), Alden v. Maine (1999), Tennessee v. Lane (2004), The Civil Rights Cases (1883), Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Company (1968)
WEEK XII: November 5, 7  
The Exercise of National Power (Chapter 8)
Gibbons v. Ogden (1824), United States v. E.C. Knight Company (1895), Hammer v. Dagenhart (1918), National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation (1937), Wickard v. Filburn (1942), Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States (1964), Garcia v. San Antonio Metropolitan Transit Authority (1985), United States v. Lopez (1995), Gonzales v. Raich (2005), United States v. Butler (1936), United States v. Kahriger (1953), South Dakota v. Dole (1987)
WEEK XIII: November 12, 14  
The 14th Amendment and the Doctrine of Incorporation
Pacific Gas & Electric Company v. State Energy Resources Conservations & Development Commission (1983), Cooley v. Board of Wardens (1852), Southern Pacific Company v Arizona (1945), Camps Newfound/Owatonna, Inc. v. Town of Harrison (1997), Granholm v. Heald (2005)

The Contract Clause (Chapter 10)
John Locke: Second Treatise on Government: "Of Property, ”Fletcher v. Peck (1810), Dartmouth College v. Woodward (1819)
WEEK XIV: November 19 (November 21, 22 Thanksgiving) (Exam 3)
The Contract Clause
Charles River Bridge Company v. Warren Bridge Company (1837), Home Building and Loan Association v. Blaisdell (1934), United States Trust Company v. New Jersey (1977)

Economic Due Process and the Takings Clause (Chapter 12)
The Slaughter-House Cases (1873), Saenz v. Rowe (1999), Munn v. Illinois (1877), Lochner v. New York (1905), West Coast Hotel Company v. Parrish (1937), Williamson v. Lee Optical Company (1955)*

WEEK XV: November 26, 28
Economic Due Process and the Takings Clause (cont’d) (Chapter 12)
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. Campbell (2003), United States v. Carolene Products Company (1938)*, Kelo v. City of New London (2005), Nollan v. California Coastal Commission (1987), Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council (1992), Tahoe-Sierra Preservation Council, Inc. v.Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (2002), Dolan v. City of Tigard (1994)
WEEK XVI: December 3, 5 
The Constitution and Native American Tribes (Chapter 10)
Cherokee Nation v. Georgia (1831), Worcester v. Georgia (1832), United States v. Kagama (1886), Johnson v. McIntosh (1823), Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock (1903), McClanahan v. Arizona State Tax Commission (1973), Public Law 280*], United States v. Lara (2004), Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land and Cattle Company (2008), California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians (1987)

WEEK XVI: December 10 (Last Day of Classes), Final Exams, Exam 4 (comprehensive)


 

 

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