Course Detail: O_SCOURT - IN-PERSON - Supreme Court Effect on American society

The history and evolution of the Supreme Court are examined through explanation of landmark cases emphasizing on recent developments and understanding the current term. We will explore topics such as judicial review, judicial activism, judicial restraint, originalism, textualism, Shadow Docket, close reading of majority decisions and key dissents, respect for precedents, and common law. Logical development of key precedent principles and their social effect. Discussion of current landmark cases and the current term. We will closely examine the Presidential Commission's report on reform of the Supreme Court and the current act to reform Supreme Court ethics. Repeat remote course. Format includes lecture and discussion.

Course Pre-requisites
(required) OLLI Membership 2024-2025

 Session Information: OPSUM24_IP_C_SCOURT (15 seats (50%) remaining)

Schedule: Every week on Wednesday, starting on 06/26/24 and ending on 07/31/24
Only 11 days left to register!
Times: 12:45pm-02:45pm EDT
OLLI Course : $60.00


Name Additional Resources
Robert Libby

Facility Detail

Wishcamper Center
44 Bedford St.
Portland, ME 04101