R707 Spring 2019 The Supreme Court: Current Cases
Tuesdays, 11:50–1:15, Mar. 26–Apr. 2; Apr. 16–May 14
(No class on Apr. 9)
Instructor: Ben Gold
This is a discussion class addressing cases the Supreme Court will hear, or has heard, during its 2018–2019 term. We will use instructor-provided material consisting of the background of the cases, lower-court decisions, and edited briefs filed with the Supreme Court, including audio of oral arguments for selected cases. Materials will only be available online. Our discussion of each case will examine both sides of every argument, the likely position of each justice, and the social and political context of the case.
Ben Gold, an OLLI member, has a BA in political science from Stanford University and earned an MS in computer science as a naval officer. He has served as a docent at the Supreme Court for the past 15 years.