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An Introduction to the History and Procedures of the United States Supreme Court

Course Description

The Judicial Branch, especially the Supreme Court, is widely regarded as being the most mysterious, i.e., the least understood, of the three branches of the Federal Government. This lecture will introduce attendees to a brief history of the Court and a behind-the-scenes look at its procedures. The "procedures" part of the lecture will focus on how cases get to the Court, how the Justices decide what cases they will hear, how oral arguments are conducted, and the procedures they use from determining how the case ought to be decided to the public announcement of the Court's decision. This last section will explain how the opinions are written.

Please note: this course requires membership in Silver Frogs Membership Fall 2019

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Dates:October 8, 2019
Meets:Tu from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Instructor:Ronald Flowers
Fee: $0.00Fee Breakdown