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  • Federal Courts
    A study of the federal judiciary's doctrines and theories of jurisdiction and justiciability: standing, "arising under," Eleventh Amendment sovereign immunity, abstention, equitable restraint, and Supreme Court review of high state court decisions.


  • First Amendment Seminar
    A study of contemporary free speech issues -- including the relevance of traditional normative value theories in the modern American commercial culture; the meaning of "dissent" (its philosophical, linguistic, legal, and cultural meanings and usages in America today; and the functional relationship between First Amendment speech protections and robotic expression..