Contemporary Constitutional Law
Exploration of the role of the Supreme Court in the context of constitutional issues of particular importance in 21st century America. Includes the study of the structure of the Court itself, including an analysis of the nomination process, as well as the study of the Court’s work across a range of issues highlighting the most significant cases of the past decade, such as Citizens United (political speech for corporations) and National Federal v. Sebelius (Affordable Care Act). Focus throughout the course will be on opposing theories of constitutional interpretation. One course.