LAW 7284

LAW 7284

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

The course will explore the history of judicial branch power from its inception, when it was the weakest branch, to the present, where some legal scholars consider it to be second only to the executive branch in terms of power. The course will cover, among other topics, the emergence of judicial activism, the use of authority by the federal judiciary to enjoin the exercise of executive privilege on a myriad of topics, determinations by SCOTUS of what matters it will considerand decide (the "shadow docket"), lifetime tenure, and SCOTUS decisions which have a profound impact on citizens for generations. This power includes the authority to determine the outcome of elections.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: LAW 5021.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19776 LAW 7284   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person