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This course examines Supreme Court decisions and related social movements as historical case studies in our evolving sense of our civil rights and duties. We will review how African Americans and women organized themselves to press for equality, and we will consider how gay, lesbian, and transgender Americans have taken to the streets and courts to make their case. Court decisions on rights are currently being used to argue against “reverse discrimination” and for the free speech rights of corporations. Amidst these controversies rising numbers of Americans are stepping up to defend their rights. We will consider such efforts against the Supreme Court decisions and social movements that have shaped their assumptions and strategies. Judy Brown, attorney and professor emerita at Northeastern University, will join in our conversations.
Registration Opens Online: Monday, August 12, 2019 at 8AM (AZ Time)
No textbook is required. All readings and class materials will be distributed to students electronically.