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Welcome to the home page of Prof. Jamar's Constitutional Law
I website. This website is only for the course taught by Prof.
Jamar. It does not provide any information about the course
as it may be taught by other faculty members.
The syllabus and other information is available online at
Required Book and Materials
Jonathan D. Varat, William Cohen, & Vikram, Constitutional Law–Concise 13th Edition (2009
Thomson West) ISBN-13: 9781599416182
Jonathan D. Varat, William Cohen, & Vikram, Constitutional Law, 2012 Supplement to the Concise 13th Edition (Thomson West 2012) ISBN-13: 9781609301569
Supplemental materials to be provided from the Professor from
time to time (online), including the supplement for the Worcester
v. Georgia, 31 U.S. 515 (1832) case and possibly
extended materials on executive power.
Brian Landsberg and Leslie Jacobs, Global Issues in Constitutional
Law (Thompson West 2007)
Sanford Levinson, Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where
the Constitution Goes Wrong (and How We the People Can Correct
It) (Oxford University Press 2006) (paperback edition 2007)
Weaver, Hancock, Lively, Frieland, & Scott, Inside Constitutional
Law: What Matters and Why (Aspen 2008)
Weaver, Frieland, Hancock, Lively, Acing Constitutional Law (West
Allan Ides & Chistopher N. May, Constitutional Law: National
Power and Federalism – Examples and Explanations (5th
ed. Aspen Publ. 2010)
Please note that the syllabus shows what is planned. The
course is unlikely to stay exactly on schedule.
Classes 1 & 2: Constitution Articles 1, 2, 3 & Amends. 1, 5, 10, 11, 14; Varat, Cohen, & Amar pp. 2-36, especially pp. 25-33(Marbury v. Madison (1803))
Class 3: Trail of Tears
supplement (1832) (download); Cooper v. Aaron (1958) (download); Congressional Control of Judicial Review by the Federal Courts, pp. 37-43 (Ex Parte McCardle(1868); U.S. v. Klein (1871))