NEW! Due Process, Privileges or Immunities and State Action: The Fourteenth Amendment and Beyond
6 sessions, 9 hours
Consider the uniquely American approach to State Action as it applies to the obligations of the several states to provide certain privileges and immunities and due process to their citizens. These rights are conferred on the citizenry by the Fourteenth Amendment which provides “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens
of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law…”. We
will consider the historical, sociological and political reason surrounding the adoption of the amendment and its application over time. We will consider The State Action Doctrine, The Privileges or Immunities Clause and substantive Due Process in matters including the right to marry, family integrity, rearing of children, birth control, abortion, sexual autonomy, marriage
equality, assisted suicide, education, and welfare.
Instructor: Jim Baer’s former students at Ursinus College called him “intelligent, motivating, friendly, very funny, very experienced,” and said he was, “the best teacher ever hired.” A graduate of The University of Virginia School of Law, Jim is a forty-five-year member of the Maryland Bar and was also a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States of America. He was a trial lawyer in private practice until 2001 when he returned to his alma mater, Ursinus College, where he created the college’s Center for Legal Studies and taught a variety of courses utilizing a unique blend of Socratic Method and open class discussion.
ILR323 Due Process, Privileges or Immunities and State Action: The Fourteenth Amendment and Beyond
4-Digit Number: 7907
Wed, 10:30am – 12pm, 3/7 – 4/18
No Class: 3/28
Location: Conference Center (E Building)/E123
Tuition: $40.00 Fee: $79.00 Total: $119.00
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only