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Course Description

The Supreme Court has always been among the most revered institutions of American society. It represents legality, integrity, and America stability. Yet in recent times, politics have eroded the reputation of the court, and its moral position has lessened even as its importance has become ever more apparent. This course examines SCOTUS throughout American history, including the documents that it interprets, the people who make its decisions, and the impact of those decisions on American life. The law is often considered meticulous and dull, but the history of SCOTUS is full of mystery, drama, and excitement. Figures of vast importance stride through the dusty pages of court history, and the decisions they made continue to set the parameters of national life. Americans often claim their rights as citizens, while not fully appreciating the court that provides for and limits them. In this course, you will gain an appreciation of the vital role that SCOTUS has played in our history. | Lecture + Q&A.
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Section Title
The Supreme Court in America
Type
Online - Zoom
Days
M
Time
11:00AM to 12:15PM
Dates
Sep 13, 2021 to Nov 15, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
12.5
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Instructors
Section Notes

Recommended reading:

Alexander M. Bickel, The Least Dangerous Branch (?9780300032994)

David A. Kaplan, The Most Dangerous Branch (9781524759919)