Fall 2019 Course Schedule

Jurisprudence of Justice Breyer (LAW-795JB-001)
Brent Newton

Meets: 05:00 PM - 05:50 PM (T) - Yuma - Room Y116

Enrolled: 10 / Limit: 14

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This seminar will focus on the jurisprudence of Associate Justice Stephen Breyer since he was appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States in 1994. Students will focus on one of the following areas of Justice Breyer's research: (1) his approach to statutory interpretation; (3) his approach to constitutional interpretation; (3) administrative law and role of administrative agencies; (4) civil rights; (5) civil liberties; (6) constitutional criminal procedure; (7) federal criminal cases (statutes & rules of procedure - non-constitutional law and non-sentencing issues); (8) federalism; (9) non-capital sentencing (statutory mandatory minimums and sentencing guidelines); (10) the death penalty; (11) international law and legal "globalism"; and (12) how his interests in economics and science have influenced his jurisprudence.

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