Explore several momentous U.S. Supreme Court decisions, from Marbury v. Madison and Dred Scott through Roe v. Wade, Bush v. Gore, and Citizens United. We will also focus on some remarkable justices, including John Marshall and Earl Warren, and highlight the challenge of applying the constitution’s general words to very specific, controversial issues. We will also emphasize how the court has reacted to rapidly changing social and political realities as the country has grown.
Curtis Caton is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Santa Clara. He practiced for 40 years at a major San Francisco law firm. He has taught at the USF Law School, Saint Mary’s College, the Fromm Institute of Lifelong Learning, and OLLI @Berkeley.