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Selected CALI Lessons: Constitutional Law
The following CALI lessons cover issues typically addressed in a Constitutional Law class.
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Marbury v. Madison
This lesson is designed to assist students to understand Marbury v. Madison and its relevance.
Ripeness and Mootness
This lesson is geared to students who have studied these concepts in class and wish to delve into the subject more deeply.
A critical issue that arises in many administrative cases is the question of constitutional standing to litigate. At it most basic, standing is the requirement that a litigant must have a sufficient interest in the outcome of the litigation in order to be entitled to sue. This lesson provides an introduction to constitutional standing issues and provides the basis for more in-depth review in subsequent lessons.
Contemporary Commerce Clause
This lesson covers Congress's authority to enact legislation pursuant to the Commerce Clause under the Supreme Court's rulings since 1995.
This lesson covers the basic Constitutional doctrine of state action. The first part, State Action Basics and History, considers the basic principles and history of state action doctrine. The second part, United States Supreme Court State Action Cases, treats major cases generally covered in Constitutional Law courses, casebooks, and study materials. The third section, A State Action Hypothetical, examines a recent case decided by a circuit court.
The Early Commerce Clause
This lesson covers the historical evolution of Congress's authority to enact legislation pursuant to the Commerce Clause. Congress's contemporary Commerce Clause authority is covered in a separate lesson.
Study Aids: Constitutional Law