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If you’re looking for a simple, engaging way to learn about constitutional law and fulfill your continuing legal education (CLE) requirements, look no further than Quimbee CLE online.
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The subject of constitutional law centers on the interpretation of the Constitution of the United States. The landmark 1803 case of Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. (Cranch 1) 137 (1803), established the principle of judicial review, giving the United States Supreme Court a central role in determining the boundaries of the Constitution.
The Constitution consists of seven articles. The first three articles lay out the structure of the federal government and its three branches—legislative, executive, and judicial. The next three articles lay out the states’ responsibilities and their relationship to the federal government. Article VII details the procedure used to ratify the Constitution. The Constitution also includes 27 amendments.
Nearly all of the most famous cases in American history are directly relevant to constitutional law: Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. (19 How.) 393 (1857), New York Times v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964), Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966), Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003), and District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008) have all captured the public’s attention in some form.
While few attorneys dedicate their practice entirely to constitutional law, it is an area of study that is directly relevant to every American, and many legal professionals follow developments in constitutional law with watchful eyes. Some lawyers are particularly likely to encounter constitutional questions in their practice, including those focusing on criminal issues or those working in government. Nearly every lawyer, however, is likely to find a Quimbee CLE course in constitutional law fascinating, engaging, and relevant.