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The Supreme Court and the Constitutional System

The Supreme Court and the Constitutional System

This course provides an overview of the scope and limitations of governmental authority under the U.S. Constitution.

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This lesson provides an overview of the structure of the federal legal system, the Supreme Court’s unique role at the apex of that system, and the key precedents explaining how the Constitution both outlines and enshrines that role.

I. Federal Legal System

Like all constitutional law courses, this course devotes most of its time to studying how the U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted the federal Constitution, including both the original Constitution ratified in 1788 and the 27 amendments to the...