New Federalism: Limitations on Federal Power Which Protect the People and the States: The Tenth Amendment
6 sessions, 9 hours
This course considers the uniquely American approach to the balance between the power of the Federal government and the governments of the respective States. This balance is dictated by the provisions of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution which provides “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” We will consider the historical, sociological and political reasons surrounding the inclusion of the Tenth Amendment in the Bill of Rights and its application over time. We will also consider the division of authority between the federal government and the States, and whether the federal government may adequately address the needs of the people, is the concept of State’s rights a basic truth, and the role of the judiciary in balancing the powers granted to the federal government and the States.
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.
ILR564 Federalism: Limitations on Federal Power Which Protect the People and the States: The Tenth Amendment
5-Digit Number: 16266
Mon, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., 11/5 – 12/17
No Class: 11/19
Location: Conference Center/E-123
Tuition: $40.00 Fee: $79.00 Total: $119.00
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only