The law governing the relationships of the three constitutional branches of the federal government. Topics include judicial control of the presidency, congressional control of federal jurisdiction, budgeting and spending processes, the President's veto power, impeachment, officers' immunities from liability, executive privilege, congressional and executive supervision of the agencies, foreign policy powers, and war powers. This is a seminar limited to twelve students, with a research paper meeting the graduation requirement and no examination. No prerequisites. The course is offered annually.
Meeting Times & Locations:
||2:30 PM - 4:20 PM
Syllabus: Separation of Powers Syllabus Fall 2009.pdf
Textbook Info: Bruff, Balance of Force, (2006), ISBN 1594601291. Schroeder & Bradley, ed, Presidential Power Stories, (2008).
First Assignment: Separation of Powers Seminar, Fall 2009, First Assignment
Please read the full syllabus, which is posted on the web. You will discover that the assignment for Wednesday’s first session is the preface and pages 1-32 in Balance of Forces. See you soon!