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POLS 3200: American Judicial Process

(Cross-listed with CJ 3200).
Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

An overview of the American judicial process. Emphasis on specific topics such as application of constitutional rights to the states (particularly the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments), mechanics of judicial opinions, constitutional philosophies of Supreme Court Justices, decisions of first impression, and the value and scope of precedent. (Typically Offered: Spring)