Tentative Class Schedule

 

1/24 Introduction

 

1/26 The Supreme Court.  E&W, pp. 3-73.

 

1/31 Incorporation.  E&W ch. 3.

 

2/2  Preferred Freedoms, E&W pp. 101-104. Search and Seizure I.  E&W, pp. 503-541, plus U.S. v. U.S. District Court (Word) or (pdf)

 

2/7 Search and Seizure II.  E&W, pp. 541-555, plus Bain, Walking While Black. Suggested Reading: Ragtime.

 

2/9 Self-Incrimination.  E&W, pp. 555-578.

 

2/14  Counsel. Bail. E&W, pp. 580-593. 

 

2/16  Cruel and Unusual.  E&W, 612-646, plus Thompson, “I Was Certain, But I Was Wrong”

 

2/21 Military Detention : Ex Parte Milligan, Ex Parte Quirin, Hamdi v. Rumsfeld. Suggested Readings: “A Citizen Shorn of All Rights” and “Liberty’s Court of Last Resort”

 

2/23 Privacy I.  E&W pp. 429-472 plus Griswold supplement plus Casey supplement.

 

2/28 Privacy II.  E&W pp. 472-489. 

 

3/2  Free Exercise, E&W pp. 105-145.   

 

3/7 Establishment. E&W, pp. 145-213. 

 

3/9 Open

 

3/14 Midterm

 

3/16 Free Speech I. Sedition. E&W pp. 214-246.

 

3/21 Free Speech.  Content and Contexts.  E&W, pp. 246-295, 313-318.  Primary cases: U.S. v. O’Brien, Texas v. Johnson,  Hill v. Colorado,  R.A.V. v. St. Paul, Boy Scouts v. Dale.  Suggested Readings: “Rico Swallows the First Amendment,” “Abortion Protests” and Virginia v. Black.

 

3/23 Free Press.  E&W pp. 319-340. Suggested Reading: Expelling ‘Huck Finn.’

 

3/28   Open

3/30 Obscenity.  E&W pp. 358-395.

4/4 Libel.  E&W pp. 395-417.

4/6  Racial Discrimination I.  E&W, pp. 660- 674.

4/18  Racial Discrimination II.  E&W, pp. 689-696.

4/20  Sex Discrimination.  E&W pp. 696-723

4/25 Social Discrimination.  E&W pp. 723-744.

4/27 Intent: E&W pp. 686-688 plus Bush v. Gore (pp. 780-791)

5/2 Affirmative Action  E&W pp. 744-778. Primary cases: Bakke v. California, Grutter v. Bollinger.

5/4 Open

5/16  Final Exam, 8:00 a.m.