OSHR 1358 - Supreme Court Cases in Six Areas of the Law That Have Shaped American Political Life

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Although the Supreme Court of the U.S. has weak enforcement tools, its decisions have been definitive and have fundamentally shaped the history and political life of the nation.

In this class many of the Court’s most important cases will be clustered into six categories of the law: the Constitutional context in which the Supreme Court operates; the relationship of the Court to Congress; the relationship of the Court to the Executive Branch; how the Court has shaped the interactions of the Federal Government with the states; the Court’s rulings regarding civil and criminal rights; and the overall impact of the Court on the nation’s political processes.

Reading: Corwin, Edward S.; Edward S. Corwin’s Constitution and What it Means Today, 1978 Ed.; ISBN 9781289381387

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.