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Explore Your World: Minicourses for Adults:The U.S. Supreme Court from Birth to Present Day


The U.S Supreme Court: From Birth to Present Day: Is it the Least Dangerous Branch?

Join us for a fascinating six week lecture series on the U.S. Supreme Court.  From the days when it was first established under Article III of the Constitution, until present day, Supreme Court expert, Dr. Ian Drake, Associate Professor of Political Science at Montclair State University, will take you from the early days of the Court to our present day, examining the evolution of our Court from its birth through to modern day landmark cases such as Roe v. Wade and the Masterpiece Cakeshop decisions.  Class participants will wend their way through the Civil War days of the Court, examine the impact of The New Deal and how the Great Depression shaped Court decisions, and discover how the Supreme Court wrestled with the Civil Rights movement.  You’ll learn facts along the way—did you know the Supreme Court as established was to have a total of six Justices, however for most of its history there have been nine?  And it is Congress, not the Constitution, which sets the number of Justices? 

This program made possible by the Summit Area Public Foundation. Registration for this event is now closed but you may add your name to the waitlist.

Dates & Times:
10:30am - 12:30pm, Friday, September 14, 2018
10:30am - 12:30pm, Friday, September 21, 2018
10:30am - 12:30pm, Friday, September 28, 2018
10:30am - 12:30pm, Friday, October 5, 2018
10:30am - 12:30pm, Friday, October 12, 2018
10:30am - 12:30pm, Friday, October 19, 2018
Lower Level Program Room
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