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POLI 2322 Courts and Public Policy (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course examines American courts as political institutions, asking how judges shape public policy, how politics outside the courtroom affects judicial behavior, and how the role of the federal courts has changed over the past 60 years. Topics include desegregation, voting rights, environmental and administrative law, statutory interpretation, and torts.


Instructor(s): R. Shep Melnick

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 08-Feb-17