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Title : 17.245 The Supreme Court, Civil Liberties, and Civil Rights (MIT)

Description : This course introduces students to the work of the Supreme Court and to the main outlines of American constitutional law, with an emphasis on the development of American ideas about civil rights. The goal of the course is to provide students with a framework for understanding the major constitutional controversies of the present day through a reading of landmark Supreme Court cases and the public debates they have generated. The principal topics are civil liberties in wartime, race relations, privacy rights, and the law of criminal procedure.

Fromsemester : Spring

Fromyear : 2006

Creator :

Date : 2007-10-08T07:43:58+05:00

Relation : 17.245

Language : en-US

Subject : supreme court

Subject : constitutional law

Subject : racial profiling

Subject : wartime

Subject : affirmative action

Subject : constitutionality

Subject : civil rights

Subject : civil liberties

Subject : roe

Subject : wade

Subject : economic liberties

Subject : desegregation

Subject : gender discrimination

Subject : gay marriage

Subject : sexual orientation

Subject : fundamental rights

Publisher : MIT OpenCourseWare

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