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President's Relationship with the Judicial Branch

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Assigned Reading (Class #4, Jan. 20)

Our fourth class session on Friday, Jan. 20th will focus on the president's relationship with the judicial branch.  Professor Peter Nicolas will join us as a guest teacher.  He is assigning you edited versions of a number of important Supreme Court cases.  His assigned reading can be found here: 

The full text of the cases Prof. Nicolas excerpted :

In addition to reading the PDF that Professor Nicolas has supplied, we would like you to also please read the following two short news articles, which explore questions surrounding the future of the judiciary under President Trump:

(1) President-elect Donald Trump could soon make over 100 judicial appointments, CBS News, Dec. 26, 2016 

(2) Donald Trump reportedly shortens Supreme Court shortlist; which are the pundit favorites?, ABA Journal, Jan. 10, 2017

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