OUR CONSTITUTION AND THE SUPREME COURT
DESCRIPTION: This series of lectures is constructed to serve as a non-repetitious continuing study of Constitutional Law, designed for people who have participated in our Constitutional Law classes in the past. However, those new to the study of Constitutional Law will enjoy the course as well.
Among other cases, Professor Becker will present and describe his view of the all- time worst Constitutional Law decisions delivered by the Supreme Court.
- Forming a new national government without a supreme monarch, dictator or Parliament
- One branch of the new government flexes its muscles
- Dissecting the Document
- Three differing standards for removal from office
- Governmental discrimination against women
- Separation of powers among the three branches
- Should Affirmative Action programs continue?
- The constitutional principle of political question
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Benton Becker began his legal career as a trial attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. In private practice, Professor Becker represented the U.S. Congress and served as Special Counsel to President Ford throughout the pardon negotiations of former President Nixon. Professor Becker recently retired as a Professor of Constitutional Law from St. Thomas University Law School.
|3:45 PM – 5:30
Mondays, October 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19, 26
Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
$68 member / $98 non-member