• Court grants review in federal employee’s filing deadlines case December 8, 2023
    The Supreme Court on Friday afternoon agreed to take up another case exploring the distinction between deadlines that are jurisdictional – so that courts cannot hear a case if they are not met – and those that are instead simply a limitations period that can... The post Court grants review in federal employee’s filing deadlines […]
    Amy Howe
  • The morning read for Friday, December 8 December 8, 2023
    Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. Here’s the Friday morning read: Supreme Court justices to discuss whether to hear abortion pill showdown (Lawrence Hurley, NBC News) Elon Musk appeals dispute over... The post The morning read for Friday, December 8 appeared […]
    Ellena Erskine
  • The limits of Title VII protection with Madeline Meth December 7, 2023
    In this video, Nate Mowry interviews Madeline Meth of Boston University School of Law, one of the lawyers representing a police sergeant in her employment discrimination case against the city of St. Louis.    The post The limits of Title VII protection with Madeline Meth appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
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Welcome to Constitutional Law (CRJ200) Course Hub

Course Description

This course hub website contains OER/ZTC (Open Educational Resources/Zero Textbook Cost) resources for faculty teaching U.S. Constitutional Law (CRJ 200) at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). These resources are freely available for use by BMCC faculty and beyond.

This work was created by Daniel DiPrenda, as part of the BMCC Open Education Initiative, which is co-led by the A. Philip Randolph Library and the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (CETLS). The BMCC Open Education Initiative is supported by the CUNY Office of Library Services (OLS) 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.