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US Supreme Court—Decisions and Interpretations

Agora Foundation Online Seminar Series -
US Supreme Court—Decisions and Interpretations

In this seminar series we will explore Supreme Court decisions that have helped define what it means to live in a constitutional republic. Ranging from the powers of government as articulated by the Court in its early days to the impact of its decisions in the 21st century on civil and individual rights, we will examine the nature of the Court’s various—and sometimes competing--interpretations of the Constitution. The roles of the Declaration of Independence and the 14th Amendment will be a particular area of focus in seeing how the Court has drawn upon principles of “equal protection” and “human dignity” in its rulings. The goal will be to come away with a more informed citizen’s view of the Court’s contributions to our understanding of the “rule of law” in both its political and Constitutional meaning.

 

There will be six meetings in the series, once per month:

Sunday, September 17

Sunday, October 15

Sunday, November 12

Sunday, December 10

Sunday, January 14

Sunday, February 11

 

Central Text:
Supreme Court Decisions  
Penguin Books; 1st edition (August 2012)

ISBN 978-0143121992 

 

December 10 Reading:

Supreme Court Decisions - Chapter 4 -
Civil Rights (pages 89-109)

Schedule:

2:00-4:00PM PST
(please note later than usual weekend time)

Tutor: 

Karl Haigler

Next Event in the series:


Sunday, December 10 - 2:00-4:00PM PST

December 10 Reading:

Supreme Court Decisions - Chapter 4 -
Civil Rights (pages 89-109)

Tutor:

Karl Haigler

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