US Supreme Court


Required Resources

Magstadt, T. M. (2017). Understanding politics: Ideas, institutions, and issues. Australia: Cengage Learning.

Initial Post Instructions
Using the Supreme Court's website, research one case that deals with a contentious issue of your choice. (These issues can be racial discrimination, right to bear arms, same-sex marriage, hate speech, suicide, etc.) After finding a case, describe the Constitutional issue at the heart of the case. Summarize the points, the opinion, and at least one dissent used to come up with their conclusions. Did you agree with the majority opinion or the dissent?

Professor's Post: 


The Supreme Court interprets the U.S. Constitution. It hasn't always done so, however.  In what decision did the Supreme Court give itself this power?  Do you agree with that decision?  How does/should the Supreme Court use this power?  


Remember that if you want to respond to my post and explore the old case I am referencing with your first post, you need to have a detailed and substantive post that references the text or the lesson and utilizes an outside source as well.  

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