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POLS 335 - Political Power and Constitutional Law (4)

The politics of constitutional history and development, including the constitutional framing, Supreme Court policy-making, and the clash of constitutional rights versus political and economic power. Course will examine 19th and 20th century legal conflicts over federalism and the separation of powers, and over property, privacy, criminal justice, and the war powers. Course will also feature case studies of American political trials and the treatment of constitutional liberties during both hot and cold wars. Offered every other year.