Constitutional Law

CLASS NOTES

1/7/04 ?Boring administrative stuff, how Con Law is different, about Justice O’Connor

 

1/8/04 ?The Second Amendment, the machine gun case, a matter of interpretation

 

 

1/12/04 ?The Commerce Clause ?United States v. Lopez, back to the Second Amendment, two types of constitutional questions, the “power? question, the “rights?question, state versus federal powers, consequences of Lopez

 

1/13/04 ?Breyer’s dissent in Lopez, Wickard v. Filburn, the aggregation principle, a pause, the “rational basis?idea

 

1/14/04 ?A bit of a history lesson, Schecter Poultry, Carter Coal, Jones & Laughlin, Wickard v. Filburn

 

1/15/04 ?United States v. Morrison, the constitutional question of Morrison, Foley’s take

 

 

1/20/04 ?United States v. McCoy, the constitutional issue, the dissent

 

1/21/04 ?More on McCoy ?the jurisdictional hook

 

1/22/04 ?“Facial?versus “as-applied?challenges, Raich v. Ashcroft

 

 

1/26/04 ?The Tenth Amendment, Reno v. Condon, Hypotheticals on the Tenth Amendment

 

1/27/04 ?Tenth Amendment flip-flops, Printz v. United States

 

1/28/04 ?The terrorism hypothetical and more on Printz

 

1/29/04 ?South Dakota v. Dole, the relatedness prong, O’Connor’s dissent

 

 

2/2/04 ?An aside about deference ?a common thread, United States v. Sabri

 

2/3/04 ?More on Sabri, “facial?challenges

 

2/4/04 ?Donuts and challenges, alternatives to ?666

 

2/5/04 ?Sabri distinguished from Dole, some thoughts on the briefs

 

 

2/9/04 ?Pharmaceutical Research and Mfrs. of America v. Walsh

 

2/10/04 ?More on preemption

 

2/11/04 ?Dormant Commerce Clause

 

2/12/04 ?Hillside Dairy, Inc. v. Lyons, More on Maine Rx and Pharmaceutical Research and Mfrs. of America v. Walsh

 

 

2/16/04 ?Kassel v. Consolidated Freightways Corp. of Delaware

 

2/17/04 ?Camps Newfound/Owatonna, Inc. v. Town of Harrison, Me.

 

2/18/04 ?Conservation Force, Inc. v. Manning, Heald v. Engler

 

2/19/04 ?Finishing up Heald v. Engler, Doran v. Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, Alliant Energy Corp. v. Bie

 

 

2/23/04 ?Padilla v. Rumsfeld

 

2/24/04 ?Justice Jackson in Youngstown Sheet, Dames & Moore v. Regan

 

2/25/04 ?Ex parte Quirin

 

2/26/04 ?An outline of Padilla, Ex parte Milligan

 

 

3/1/04 ?Executive privilege and Watergate ?United States v. Nixon

3/2/04 ?In re Cheney

 

3/3/04 ?More on Cheney, the political question doctrine [accidentally deleted all my notes]

 

3/4/04 ?More on the political question doctrine

 

 

3/8/04 ?The Equal Protection Clause, levels of scrutiny, under-inclusiveness versus over-inclusiveness

 

3/9/04 ?New York City Transit Authority v. Beazer

 

3/11/04 ?A buncha stuff

 

 

3/15/04 ?Gender discrimination ?United States v. Virginia

 

3/16/04 ?More on the VMI case, Nguyen v. Immigration and Naturalization Service

 

 

3/29/04 ?City of Cleburne, Texas v. Cleburne Living Center

 

3/30/04 ?More on Cleburne, Grutter v. Bollinger

 

3/31/04 ?More on Grutter

 

4/1/04 ?Gratz v. Bollinger

 

 

4/5/04 ?Lochner v. New York, Griswold v. Connecticut

 

4/6/04 ?More on Griswold

 

4/7/04 ?Stenberg v. Carhart, Washington v. Glucksberg

 

4/8/04 ?More on Glucksberg

 

 

4/12/04 ?Lawrence v. Texas

 

4/13/04 ?More on Lawrence

 

4/15/04 ?Lofton v. Secretary of the Department of Children and Family Services

 

 

4/19/04 ?The state action doctrine

 

4/20/04 ?The difference between the Thirteenth Amendment and the Fourteenth Amendment, Section 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment

 

4/21/04 ?United States v. Morrison ?Fourteenth Amendment issues, Nevada Department of Human Resources v. Hibbs

 

4/22/04 ?More on ?5, the briefs in Padilla v. Rumsfeld

 

 

4/26/04 ?More on the Padilla briefs

 

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