Kermit Roosevelt




Kermit Roosevelt works in a diverse range of fields, focusing on constitutional law and conflict of laws. His latest book, Conflict of Laws (Foundation Press 2010) offers an accessible analytical overview of conflicts. His prior book, The Myth of Judicial Activism: Making Sense of Supreme Court Decisions (Yale, 2006) sets out standards by which citizens can determine whether the Supreme Court is abusing its authority. He has also published in the Virginia Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, and the Columbia Law Review, among others. He represents a detainee in the detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. He also is the author of a novel, In the Shadow of the Law (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005).

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This course offers an introduction to the U.S. Constitution and landmark Supreme Court cases interpreting it. It explores the Constitution’s origins, its amendment over the years, and methods of constitutional interpretation. Topics include the nature and structure of the federal government, the powers of the federal government, and individual rights.

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