Sunday, March 2, 2008

Review

Post your review questions here.

12 comments:

Call Me Snake said...

Which cases are covered by this quiz?

Kevin said...

Hamdan v Rumsfeld through Gibson v Florida

Anonymous said...

Dr. Davis, will you post the rest of your notes from the Legislature section? The notes under 'course material' only cover three of the cases.

Kevin said...

can anyone explain in their owns words the meaning of a political question. i think i have a pretty good handle on the meaning from the book but i just want to make sure.

Anonymous said...

It is a question that under the constitution is left to another political branch to solve

Anonymous said...

Can anyone provide an example of a signing statement that we discussed in class?

Professor Davis said...

Here is the link to my lecture notes on the legislative branch:

http://userpages.umbc.edu/~davisj/legis1.html

I'll post it on the main page soon.

Professor Davis said...

Yes, that's right a political question is an issue that the court believes should be decided by congress or the president. The Court says that it does so because the text of the constitution delegates the issue to another branch.

Anonymous said...

if i recall, we didn't discuss much about gibson v. florida in class. how much of this case do we need to know?

Anonymous said...

Prof Davis said we only need to know the material covered in class, which was basically an overview, the issues and decision... and, of course, why it was different from the other ruling and reasons for it.

Professor Davis said...

Yes, that is a good description of what you need to know about Gibson.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! Wasn't trying to speak for you, though!