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H06 - 
Exploring the Supreme Court and Civil Rights
   
  This seminar examines the history of the Supreme Court and Civil Rights in the US. Underlying the seminar is an appreciation that the Supreme Court and its most seminal, and often controversial, cases have both shaped and reflected the nation as a whole at vital moments. We will learn about developments in legal theory and of the Constitution as well as the changing definition of citizenry, civil rights, and privacy within the context of US social and political history. Among the cases to be examined are: Dred Scott v. Sandford; Plessy v. Ferguson; Korematsu v. United States; Brown v. Board of Education; Miranda v. Arizona; Loving v. Virginia; Roe v. Wade; Texas v. Johnson; and Obergefell et al v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et al.
       
   
Scholar:
 
Location:
Harvard University
   
Dates:
11/1/2018, 1/24/2019