Shaping Justice: Landmark Cases of the U.S. Supreme Court (Portable Professor Series)by Kermit Hall
PORTABLE PROFESSOR is a series of exciting and informative lectures recorded by some of today's most renowned university and college professors. Each course introduces listeners to fascinating, and sometimes startling, insights into the intellectual forces that shape our understanding of the world. Each package includes 14 riveting lectures presented by notable professors as well as a book-length course guide.
While the U.S. Constitution is the framework for governing the nation, the Supreme Court is the ultimate arbiter of how this framework is implemented. The Supreme Court's crucial interpretation of the relationship between legal doctrine and social change is at the heart of this university-level course. By examining landmark Supreme Court cases that changed contemporary views of the law, Kermit L. Hall examines the essential role of this powerful institution in American life.
- The Judicial Power, Jurisdiction, and the Ages of the Supreme Court
- The Establishment of Judicial Review: Marbury v. Madison (1803)
- Privilege and Creative Destruction: Charles River Bridge v.Warren Bridge (1837)
- Equality, Slavery, and the Supreme Court: Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)
- Native American Sovereignty and the Constitution: Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock(1903)
- Liberty to Contract in the Industrial Age: Lochner v. New York (1905)
- Clear and Present Danger, the First Amendment, and Total War: Abrams v. United States (1919)
- A Switch in Time? West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish (1937)
- Japanese Internment and Total War: Korematsu v. United States (1944)
- Simple Justice: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954, 1955)
- Abortion, Women, and Equality: Roe v. Wade (1973)
- Presidential Immunity and Watergate: United States v. Nixon (1974)
- The Boundaries of Discrimination: Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978)
- The Ten Greatest Justices in the History of the Supreme Court
Kermit L. Hall's many works include The Magic Mirror: Law in American History. He is editor-in-chief of the award-winning Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States and the Oxford Companion to American Law. Professor Hall holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, an MSL from Yale Law School, and is a professor of history at and the president of Utah State University.
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