GOVT 316

U.S. Civil Rights and Liberties

Prerequisite: GOVT 159. This course examines the development of constitutional law in the U.S. Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Bill of Rights, including religion, speech, and criminal justice. It studies the constitutional basis of equality in the Fourteenth Amendment and how the justices have applied it to race and gender. The class uses historical and contemporary legal cases and analyzes the Court’s expansion/ contraction of civil rights and liberties. Offered alternate years. V.7

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