Acadia Senior College

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The Sources of Constitutional Conflicts

Richard S. Cohen

Harbor House, 329 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
Constitutional law conflicts significantly affect the resolution of public policy issues in the United States. This class will explore the history and sources of current constitutional issues in order to provide a foundation or informed analysis. Among the issues to be examined are gerrymandering for racial or political advantage, the Electoral College, the unitary executive, the Second Amendment, unenumerated constitutional rights, who wins when rights clash, the status of religious rights, impeachment, the emoluments clause and affirmative action.
About the instructor

Richard Cohen is a retired judge of the NJ Superior Court, Appellate Division. He does not claim constitutional expertise, but he is concerned with the issues presented and has studied them from an appellate judge’s point of view. In the Fall of 2018, he presented an ASC course in American Constitutional History.

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