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LAWS 4510 Constitutional Politics (Fall: 2 )

Course Description

This is a seminar on the process of constitutional amendment in the United States. We will explore the many ways in which the United States Constitution has changed since its adoption as a result of both formal and informal amendments. We will study Article V of the Constitution, which sets the rules for formally amending the Constitution. We will analyze the role of political actors in changing the text and meaning of the Constitution. Additionally, we will discuss the future of the Constitution, specifically whether and how it should be reformed..

Instructor(s): Richard Albert

Prerequisites: Constitutional Law I.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17