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|LAW 648C - Constitutional Law Seminar:Election Law|
This seminar examines the issue of how responsive government is to the electorate in protecting and advancing the rights of individuals and of the public as a whole. There are many dimensions to this issue. Responsiveness is tested with each election and reapportionment. Its efficacy can be measured in terms of legislative sessions and presidential terms. Our study will concentrate on aspects of federal and state law governing recent major elections (e.g. the election of 2000), applicable court decisions and the Voting Rights Acts. The decennial census provides the opportunity to reapportion or fine-tune the responsiveness of government. We shall examine the continuing challenge of the one person-one vote principle vital to representative government, i.e., the equal protection clause manifested in substantive equal representation. Other issues relating to the responsiveness of government in enacting legislation and enforcing individual rights in emergency situations will be explored. This seminar may be used to satisfy the ULWR.
2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
Levels: Law-JD, Law-LLM, Law-SJD
Schedule Types: Seminar, Tutorial
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