Since 1803, the United States Supreme Court has heard thousands of cases. This eight-week course will spotlight one landmark case each week from one of the following topics: racial discrimination, civil rights, voting rights, gender equality, gun ownership, criminal procedure, freedom of speech and religious rights. We will review precedent cases on topic, facts of the case at hand, and these landmark opinions that establish the laws of our country. (This course will not include cases discussed in the Ruth Bader Ginsberg courses or the previous Landmark Cases course.)
This course is offered with the generous support of the Association for Continuing Education (ACE).