University of California, Irvine
Chemerinsky on Constitutional Law - The Structure of Government
University of California, Irvine

Chemerinsky on Constitutional Law - The Structure of Government

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Erwin Chemerinsky

Instructor: Erwin Chemerinsky


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There are 7 modules in this course

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2 videos3 readings

In this module, we'll examine two facets of the critical question, "Why the Constitution?" First we'll answer the question, "what functions does the Constitution perform?" We'll then consider the question, "why achieve these functions in the form of a written Constitution?"

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5 videos1 reading1 quiz1 peer review

What is the authority of judicial review? Why is it important? If the federal judiciary can declare a statute or action unconstitutional, what checks are there on this power? These are several of the questions we will endeavor to answer in this module.

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7 videos1 reading1 quiz1 peer review

In this module we will consider three major questions: 1.How did McCullough vs. Maryland shape the power of the legislature? 2. What are the major powers of the Congress under the Constitution? 3. To what extent do states limit the power of the Congress?

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8 videos1 reading1 quiz

The central questions in this module are: 1. When can a president act without express Constitutional or Congressional authority? 2. What are the Constitutional problems posed by the federal administrative agencies? 3. What is the authority of the President with regard to foreign policy?

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5 videos1 reading1 quiz

The goal of this module is to consider two important ways that the power of states are kept in check by the federal government: preemption and the dormant commerce clause.

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2 videos1 reading1 quiz1 peer review

As the course draws to a final close, we would like to thank you for your participation.

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2 readings


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Erwin Chemerinsky
University of California, Irvine
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