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17.245 Constitutional Law: Structures of Power and Individual Rights

Prereq: None
U (Spring)
Not offered regularly; consult department

12 Units. HASS-S

Examines American constitutional law in historical and modern context. Focuses closely on the constitutional text and Supreme Court case law. Explores the allocation of decision-making authority among government institutions, including the distribution of power across the branches of the federal government and between the federal and state governments. Examines the guarantees of individual rights and liberties stemming from the due process, equal protection, and other clauses in the Bill of Rights and post Civil War amendments.


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