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Fall 2014
5397 Elections and the Law of Democracy - RAVE- 25380

Professor(s): D. Theodore Rave (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Constitutional and Criminal Law 

Time: 9:00a-10:30a  MW  Location: 215  TUII

Course Outline: This course covers the law that structures democratic politics and the processes of democracy, with a primary focus on constitutional law and election law. Subjects covered include the individual right to vote and participate; redistricting; campaign finance regulation and reform; resolution of disputed elections; the role of groups and associations such as political parties in democratic politics; the tension between majorities and minorities in the design of representative institutions; and the role of courts in overseeing democratic processes. The course will focus primarily on American law and doctrine. The course will include a good deal of material about contemporary legal issues in this area, including issues from the 2012 presidential election and the Supreme Court's recent decision about the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act, and similar current issues.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus updated 8/12/14

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Final Exam Schedule: 12/05/14 9am-noon  209 BLB    

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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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Course Materials (4/2/2014 10:55:39 AM)

Book(s) Required