Watergate's Legal Legacy



SLN #: 86624
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 021
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Liburdi

Course Description:
This course traces legal developments following the Watergate scandal, blending legal analysis with political and historical perspectives. Topics include the purposes and procedures of impeachment, executive privilege, the role and authority of the special prosecutor and the president’s power to dismiss the special prosecutor, the sweeping campaign finance reform amendments to the Federal Election Campaign Act, and the role of the press. Emphasis is placed on the investigatory role of the House of Representatives, trial in the Senate, executive authority, and significant Supreme Court decisions such as Nixon v. United States, Cheney v. District Court, Buckley v. Valeo, Morrison v. Olson, and Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Numeric Grade and ONE-Time Pass Option is Available, or Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Per Policies
Online Course Site: None