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Joshua Z. Rabinovitz : Courses and Seminars

Federal Legislative Power
LAWS 53200
(++, BID, LEC)This seminar examines the legislative powers granted to Congress by the Constitution. Covered topics include well known legislative powers (commerce and spending), lesser known powers (such as copyright power and the power to punish counterfeiting of securities and currency), and quasi-legislative powers (such as the treaty power). The seminar will focus on how courts have defined these powers, how the courts’ treatment comports with different theories of constitutional interpretation, and also more broadly how the specific powers interact with one another especially how they interact with the Commerce Clause.
Winter 2017
Joshua Z. Rabinovitz