The Constitution and Political Parties

JURI Number: 
2100
Credit Hours: 
3
Course Description: 

This course will help students understand the relationship between the Constitution and one of our most important political institutions: political parties.  The Founding Fathers were opposed to political parties and designed the Constitution expecting they would not exist.  Parties nevertheless rapidly emerged and have been continually shaped by a changing constitutional structure.  Simultaneously, parties themselves have made indelible impacts on both the constitutional text and constitutional interpretation.

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