Overview of Major Topics Covered:
Introduction; Powers of the Federal Courts-Judicial Review; Limits on the Powers of Federal Courts; Article III; Congressional Control of Jurisdiction; The Exceptions of Power; Cases and Controversies; The Doctrine of Standing; Ripeness and Mootness; Political Questions, Advisory Opinions and Abstract Questions; Rules of Self Restraint; Executive Powers; Domestic Powers; Non-Delegation Doctrine; Legislative Veto; Power of Appointment and Removal; Power to Pardon; Commander in Chief Powers; Foreign Affairs Powers; Executive Privileges and Immunities; Powers of Congress; Necessary and Proper Clause; Commerce Power; Federalism Limits on the Commerce Power; Federalism: Relationship of States to National Government; Spending Power and the Power to Tax; Power of Congress to Enforce the Fourteenth Amendment; States, Federalism and Constitutional Limits on State Powers; Express Limits on State Powers; Supremacy of Federal Law; Negative Commerce Clause; Market Participation Doctrine; Individual Liberties: State Action Doctrine; Fourteenth Amendment Privileges and Immunities of National Citizenship; Second Amendment and the Right to Bear Arms; Due Process of Law; Due Process of Law and the Incorporation Debate; Economic Substantive Due Process; Substantive Due Process, Personal Rights; Procedural Due Process; Equal Protection of the Law; Purpose to Discriminate Requirement; Rational Basis Test; Why Deferential Review for Economic and Social Discrimination; Strict and Intermediate Scrutiny; Strict Scrutiny & Racial Discrimination; Affirmative Action; Other Classifications of Discrimination; Discrimination Based on Alienage; Gender Discrimination; Discrimination Based on Illegitimacy; Fundamental Rights; Equal Protection; Freedom of Expression; Vagueness, Overbreadth and Prior Restraint; Content Control of Speech; Time, Place and Manner Controls; Special Categories of Content; Incitement; Fighting Words; Obscenity; Defamatory Speech; Commercial Speech; Public Forums; Special Populations, Government Employees and Students in School; First Amendment and the Religion Clauses; Establishment Clause; Free Exercise of Religion
About the Professor:
Professor Cheh is an Outstanding Professor at George Washington University where, for twenty-five years, she has taught Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure. During this time, she has also served as a Visiting Professor at various universities in the United States and abroad. Professor Cheh received her LL.M. from Harvard Law School and her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law. She is the author of numerous articles on constitutional law and has lectured around the country to thousands of students preparing for the bar examination. Professor Cheh is also a frequent media commentator on constitutional law issues.