The object of this course is to present the constitutional problems raised by the relationship of each of the branches of the federal government to one another and those presented by the relationship between the federal government and the states. Emphasis is on the role of the courts as a part of and as a definer and arbiter of those relationships. Specifically, the course covers Articles I, II and III of the Constitution and the related problems of the federal courts in operation, the powers of Congress and the president, and the controls of each over the other, and state powers as they are affected by the existence or exercise of federal powers. The thrust of each inquiry is related to contemporary problems and issues. This is a required course during the fall semester of the second year.