Overview of Major Topics Covered:
Federal Judicial Power; Judicial Review; Supremacy Clause; Appointments; Impeachment; Justiciability; Advisory Opinions; Standing; Political Questions; Ripeness; Mootness; Supreme Court Jurisdiction; Federal Commerce Power; Commerce Clause; New Deal; Civil Rights Legislation; New Federalism; Interstate Commerce; Dormant Commerce Clause; Taxing Power; Spending Power; Treaty Power; War Powers; Enforcement Powers; Tenth Amendment; Separation of Powers; Domestic Affairs; Appointment; Removal; Foreign Affairs; Equal Protection; Race and History; Means-End Analysis; Rational Basis Review; Intermediate Scrutiny; Strict Scrutiny; Disparate Impact; Affirmative Action; Due Process; Fundamental Rights; Suspect Classifications; Privileges or Immunities Clause; Economic Substantive Due Process/Lochner; Modern Fundamental Rights; Privacy and Contraception; Abortion; Family Relations; Sexual Activity and Orientation; Procedural Due Process; Freedom of Expression; Content-Based Restrictions; Content-Neutral Restrictions; Low-Value Speech / Defamation; Overbreadth; Vagueness; Establishment Clause; Free Exercise Clause; Article IV Privileges and Immunities Clause; Takings Clause; Contract Clause; State Action
About the Professor:
Professor Roosevelt received his A.B., summa cum laude, from Harvard University, and his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal. After graduating from law school, he clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Justice David H. Souter of the United States Supreme Court. He also served as a Resident Fellow for the Yale Law School Information Society Project and practiced appellate litigation in Chicago for two years before joining the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. His articles have appeared in leading law reviews and have been cited by the United States Supreme Court and by other state and federal courts.