LAWS 3357 Federal Criminal Law Seminar (Spring: 2 )
This seminar combines elements of advanced Constitutional Law and Criminal Law. We first consider the constitutional bases of a broad federal criminal law, given the traditional role of the states in this area. We then examine the operation of the federal criminal law in a specific field: the prosecution of political corruption. The major federal statutes are examined, including the Hobbs Act and the Mail Fraud Statute. We will then consider current developments in Massachusetts, in particular the patronage case involving the Probation Department.
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