Landmark Supreme Court Decisions and How They Impact Your Life
Date: June 2019
Duration: 5 hours 51 minutes
How has the Supreme Court impacted your life?
Can the police search your emails? What made desegregation possible? Who is entitled to equal protection under the law? What are your essential rights and freedoms? What are the government's responsibilities and limits?
16 Supreme Court cases have played an outsized role in answering these vital questions. You may know many by name - like Brown v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade, and Marbury v. Madison. But who were the people involved, and what issues were at stake? How have your life and your country changed because of these decisions?
Join award-winning professor David L. Hudson on a riveting journey through these 16 monumental decisions. You will come away with a better understanding of American history, the legal system, and your individual freedoms. And you will enjoy each step, replete with vivid stories, along your way.
A legal scholar with over 40 books to his name, Prof. Hudson also happens to be a judge - of professional boxing. You'll find that his lectures take after his own refreshing blend of knowledgeability on the one hand and liveliness on the other.
By the end of the course, you will have gained a deep understanding of some of the Court's landmark decisions. You will also better understand how the Supreme Court actually works, and what its role might be for our future as a nation.