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  • The morning read for Monday, Aug. 8 August 8, 2022
    Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at roundup@scotusblog.com. Here’s the Monday morning read: Breyer, in first appearance since Roe v. Wade... The post The morning read for Monday, Aug. 8 appeared […]
    James Romoser
  • Water and electric quarrels test the limits of tribal power August 5, 2022
    The Petitions of the Week column highlights a selection of cert petitions recently filed in the Supreme Court. A list of all petitions we’re watching is available here. Native American tribes have a patchwork of rights over utilities on tribal land. These rights flow from... The post Water and electric quarrels test the limits of […]
    Kalvis Golde
  • The morning read for Friday, Aug. 5 August 5, 2022
    Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at roundup@scotusblog.com. Here’s the Friday morning read: The NRA’s Shadowy Supreme Court Lobbying Campaign (Will... The post The morning read for Friday, Aug. 5 appeared […]
    Ellena Erskine

Welcome to Constitutional Law (CRJ200) Course Hub

Course Description

This course hub website contains OER (Open Educational Resources)/Zero Textbook Cost resources for faculty teaching U.S. Constitutional Law (CRJ 200) at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. These resources are freely available for use by BMCC faculty and beyond. This work was created by Daniel DiPrenda, and funded by the New York State Department of Education. 

This course provides a historical overview of the relationship of the states to the Bill of Rights, and how the U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted the powers of the federal government. The effect of the due process clause of the fourteenth Amendment on the application of the Bill of Rights to the states is examined through a study of the leading Supreme Court decisions related to criminal justice. Topics include characteristics and powers of the three branches of government, the principles governing the operation of the Bill of Rights, and the variables affecting the formulation of judicial policy.

This course hub follows Professor DiPrenda’s syllabus, located here.