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..