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  • Life lessons from Justice Breyer January 27, 2022
    This article is part of a series of tributes on the career of Justice Stephen Breyer. Pratik Shah is head of the Supreme Court and appellate practice at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and a former assistant to the solicitor general. He clerked for... The post Life lessons from Justice Breyer appeared first on […]
    Pratik Shah
  • The diversity of Justice Breyer’s legacy January 27, 2022
    This article is part of a series of tributes on the career of Justice Stephen Breyer. Judge Vince Chhabria is a federal district judge in the Northern District of California. He clerked for Breyer during the 2001-02 term. I clerked for Justice Breyer 20 years ago, in... The post The diversity of Justice Breyer’s legacy appeared first […]
    Vince Chhabria
  • Justice Breyer, the optimistic pragmatist January 27, 2022
    This article is part of a series of tributes on the career of Justice Stephen Breyer. Brianne Gorod is chief counsel at the Constitutional Accountability Center. She clerked for Breyer during the 2008-09 term. There was one key piece of advice that I received before... The post Justice Breyer, the optimistic pragmatist appeared first on […]
    Brianne Gorod

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.