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.