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2012 - 2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012 - 2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW 648 - Congress & the Courts

This course will survey the various attacks on the federal judiciary, including the Court-packing plan, efforts to restrict federal jurisdiction, and recent attempts to limit judicial oversight of the government’s conduct in the “war on terror.” Those events will be contrasted with congressional efforts to empower the judiciary by expanding federal jurisdiction and increasing the number of judges. The course will draw on both legal and political science literature in examining these developments.

Students can choose to have this course satisfy the writing requirement or not.