1/7/04 – About the casebook, about the course, a large question, the Civil Rights Act, the Republican proposal, the Administration’s version


1/8/04 – The House Judiciary committee version, committee reports, starting in the House versus starting in the Senate, the sex discrimination debate


1/9/04 – More on the sex discrimination amendment, who do you trust?  The Smith problem, “effective upon enactment”



1/14/04 – The critical role of committees, conference committee, the importance of presidential involvement, the variety of “death traps”, the power of the legislative agenda, Griggs v. Duke Power Company


1/15/04 – More on Griggs, Senator Tower’s floor speech, the importance of procedure, pluralism, public choice theory


1/16/04 – More on public choice theory, republican theory, the basic tension in Title VII, the text itself



1/21/04 – The Clark-Case memorandum, United Steelworkers of America v. Weber, Brennan’s opinion, Rehnquist’s opinion, Blackmun’s opinion


1/22/04 – More on Weber, Johnson v. Transportation Agency, Santa Clara County


1/23/04 – More on Johnson, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, campaign finance



1/28/04 – More on campaign finance, Nixon v. Shrink Missouri Government PAC


1/29/04Colorado Republican, Colorado Republican II


1/30/04 – More on Colorado Republican II, McCain-Feingold, soft money, electioneering communications



2/4/04 – Electioneering communications in McConnell, constitutional protection on the exertion of political pressure


2/5/04 – More on bribery, United States v. Helstoski, Jim Wright


2/6/04 – Wrap-up of Jim Wright, federal regulation of lobbying, Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act, Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995



2/11/04 – More on lobbying, legisprudence


2/12/04 – More on Blackstone’s legisprudence, Moragne v. States Marine Lines, Inc.


2/13/04Flood v. Kuhn



2/18/04 – The aftermath of Flood, stare decisis, Patterson v. McLean Credit Union, statutory interpretation


2/19/04 – More on the funnel of abstraction, the drug store ordinance, Rector, Holy Trinity Church v. United States


2/20/04 – More on Holy Trinity, Griffin v. Oceanic Contractors, Inc.



2/25/04United States v. Marshall


2/26/04 – The dissents in Marshall, Green v. Bock Laundry Machine Company


2/27/04 – More on the “benign fiction”, Blackmun’s dissent in Bock Laundry, dynamic interpretation, In the Matter of Jacob



3/3/04 – More on Jacob, Li v. Yellow Cab of California, Shine v. Shine


3/4/04Smith v. Wade, the canons of statutory interpretation


3/5/04Florida election law, Bishop v. Linkway Stores, Inc., the rule of lenity, Muscarello v. United States



3/10/04 – More on Muscarello, McNally v. United States, National Labor Relations Board v. Catholic Bishop of Chicago


3/11/04 – More on National Labor Relations Board, Gregory v. Ashcroft


3/12/04 – More on Gregory v. Ashcroft, debunking and defending the canons



3/31/04 – Legislative history – West Virginia University v. Casey


4/1/04 – What about Stevens?  Leo Sheep Co. v. United States, committee reports, Blanchard v. Bergeron


4/2/04 – More on Blanchard v. Bergeron, In re Sinclair



4/7/04BankAmerica Corp. v. United States


4/9/04 – White’s opinion in BankAmerica, Montana Wilderness Association v. United States Forest Service



4/13/04 – More on Montana Wilderness, Bob Jones University v. United States


4/14/04 – More on Bob Jones, the “subterfuge” case study


4/15/04 – More on the ADEA, United Air Lines, Inc. v. McMann, Public Employees Ret. Sys. of Ohio v. Betts


4/16/04 – Interpretation in light of other statutes, Cartledge v. Miller, Lorillard v. Pons, Morton v. Mancari



4/22/04 – Administrative law and statutory interpretation, General Electric Co. v. Gilbert, Chevron, U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council


4/23/04Babbitt v. Sweet Home Chapter of Communities for a Great Oregon



4/26/04Smiley v. Citibank


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