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Daily Reading and Assignment List

Week 1

January 16: Introduction to the Course: Aristotle, excerpt from the Constitution of Athens

January 18: Constitution of the United States

Week 2

January 23: Finer, “On Whether Constitutions Matter,” in Comparing Constitutions

January 25: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., “The Path of the Law”

Week 3

January 30: Federalist Papers numbers 10, 45, 46, 51

February 1: Marbury v Madison

Week 4

February 6: Reck, “Philosophy in the Debates of the Constitutional Convention of 1787,” in Constitutionalism

February 8: McCullough v Maryland and Calder v Bull

Week 5

February 13: Griffin, “Theories of Constitutional Interpretation”

February 15: The path to the 14th amendment: State v Post, Dred Scott v Sanford

Week 6

February 20: Plessy v Ferguson, Missouri ex rel. Gains v Canada

February 22: Brown v Board of Education of Topeka

Week 7

February 27: Korematsu v United States, Craig v. Boren

March 1: Slaughter House Cases, Lochner v. New York

Week 8

March 6: Continue Lochner v New York, start Roe v Wade

March 8: Continue Roe v Wade, discuss Planned Parenthood v Casey

Week 9

March 13: Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, Worcester v. Georgia

March 15: United States v. Sioux Nation

Week 10

Spring Break

Week 11

March 27: Continue United States v. Sioux Nation, Minnesota v. Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa Indians

March 29: Merrion v. Jicarilla Apache Tribe, Atkinson Trading Co. V. Shirley

Week 12

April 3: Grotius, On the Laws of War and Peace, pp. 1-26

April 5: Kant, On Perpetual Peace

Week 13

April 10: United Nations, Charter

April 12: International Court of Justice

Week 14

April 17: Nicaragua v. United States, Libya v United States

April 19:

Week 15

April 24: International Declaration on Human Rights

April 26: Case

Week 16

May 1:

May 3:

Final Exam Week

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