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INTRODUCTION TO U.S. LAW
August 9 Lewis, Gideon’s Trumpet

August 10 Common Law and How to Read a case
Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963)
Chapter 1, 2-19 (skim read)

August 11Visit to Florida Courts (details to be announced)
Chapter 3, 92-105

August 12 American Courts and the Judicial System
Nomination and Confirmation of Federal JudgesFederal Supreme Court Justices and Overview of the Judiciary

August 18 The U.S. Constitution

Chapter 1, 30-38 (skim read)
Complete Chart on Separation of Powers (Articles I, II,and III)

August 20 Judicial Review
Chapter 5, 138-158

Film Session Marbury v. Madison
Room F108 – 12:30-2:00 p.m.

August 25 U.S. Presidential Elections
The Electoral CollegeBush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98 (2000)

August 27 U.S. Presidential Elections continued
Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98 (2000)
Film: Unprecedented

September 1 FederalExecutive Power
Chapter 6, 187-198; 239-247

September 3 Checks on the President
Chapter 6, 205-219
Nixon v. Fitzgerald, 457 US 731 (1982)
Clinton v. Jones, 520 U.S. 681 (1997)September 8 Federalism
Chapter 8, 290-311
Chapter 3, Note 1, 113-114

September 10 Commerce Clause
Chapter 8, 318-327; skim 337-344
Crosby v. National ForeignTrade Council, 530 U.S. 363 (2000)
Gonzales v. Raich, 545 U.S. 1 (2004)
Chapter 3, Note 3, 115-116
September 15 Commerce Clause, Preemption and Supremacy ClauseU.S. v. State of Arizona and Brewer

September 17 Constitutional Law and the Protection of Human Rights
Chapter 10, 396-412
Lochner v. New York, 198 U.S. 45(1905)
United States v. Carolene Products Co., 304 U.S. 144 (1938)
Williamson v. Lee Optical of Oklahoma, 348 U.S. 483 (1955)

Film Session McCulloch v. Maryland...
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