This year’s lectures will focus on past decisions of the United States Supreme Court (and a historical episode) that, while decided decades or centuries ago, remain relevant to the many issues that are front page headlines today. We will concentrate on issues such as immigration and internment, discrimination, patriotism and flag salutes, eugenics, religion, and women’s suffrage. We will discuss the actual decisions as well as provide a historical context for each case. (Four of the lectures are new and four have been previously presented in prior classes.)
LEADER: Philip Carchman is a retired judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.
TUESDAYS: 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon 8 weeks: October 16 through December 4
LOCATION: Monument Hall