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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.

Next Event:

Sunday, May 5 , 2024 - 2:30-4:30PM PDT 

 

Special Free May 5 Event - TRUMP v. United States (Immunity)
The immunity case in Donald J. Trump v. United States will center on one simple sentence: “whether and if so to what extent does a former President enjoy presidential immunity from criminal prosecution for conduct alleged to involve official acts during his tenure in office.”

 

May 5 Materials:

1) Congressional Research Service March 4 Legal Sidebar

2) April 25 SCOTUS Oral Arguments (link to arguments posted on April 25)

Schedule:

2:30-4:30PM PDT
(please note later than usual weekend time)

Tutor: 

Karl Haigler

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