Monday, February 1, 2010

Constitutional Law 101 Lecture 3 Now Available For Download


An Internet Course

Presented By Professor Henry Mark Holzer

Hank Holzer delivered his live Lecture 3 on Sunday, January 31, 2010. This is its content:

3. Congress and Its Powers

The source, nature, and scope of Congress's power, limited as it is supposed to be.

The Alien and Sedition Acts, and a surprising side of Thomas Jefferson.

The "bank controversy," with Washington refereeing between Jefferson and Hamilton.

The second bank of the United States, the "necessary and proper clause" and birth of the Congressional-power monster.

The Commerce Clause, steamboats, lottery tickets and home-grown wheat.

The Commerce Clause, Bobby Kennedy, "moral wrongs," hamburgers, motels, and how some Court conservatives won two small victories against the clause's tsunami.

The Commerce Clause, and buying health insurance or going to jail.

Congress's war powers, including removal and incarceration of Americans in the Korematsu case, World War II rent control in 2010, and dying (unwillingly) in Vietnam.

The length of Lecture 3, and how it can be downloaded, can be found after the last sentence of that lecture’s contents, HERE. Click on “Add to Cart” to purchase.


Please remember that while there is no "homework" for these lectures, to benefit fully from them Hank Holzer strongly recommends you obtain and read a copy of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Also, especially before you download Lecture 2, you will benefit from reading the Supreme Court opinion in Griswold v. Connecticut. You will find it useful to have the four documents available during the lectures you download.