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QU POLIS: Separation of Powers-Constitutional Cornerstone
November 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This course will present the Separation of Powers as a checks and balance of shared powers with a discussion of the historical and philosophical underpinnings for the division of government functions to avoid tyranny. An overview of the three departments of government and their allocated powers will be presented and an analysis of how checks and balances function in the context of shared powers by the various branches of government in exercising powers technically assigned to other branches of government. Instances of separation of power in action will be highlighted and examples of past and current conflicts between co-ordinate branches of government. The lecture will conclude with how the separation of powers is vital, important, and meaningful in 2018.
Lecturer: Jim Palmer is a practicing attorney who handles, among other matters, Constitutional Law issues, governmental affairs, Civil rights and Civil Liberties litigation, (primarily as defense counsel). He is an Adjunct Quincy University faculty member, teaching among other courses, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.
Class will be held in the North Campus in Strieby, Room 323A
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