23Sp H – The Supreme Court: “The Least Dangerous Branch”

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  • Wk1 The Supreme Court
     April 13, 2023
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wk2 The Supreme Court
     April 20, 2023
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wk3 The Supreme Court
     April 27, 2023
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wk4 The Supreme Court
     May 4, 2023
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wk5 The Supreme Court
     May 11, 2023
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wk6 The Supreme Court
     May 18, 2023
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm

When: Thursdays, 10 AM – Noon | April 13 – May 18
Where: Zoom
Instructor & Facilitator: Dick Hesse

Since the turn of the 20th century, the US Supreme Court has been a powerful force in modern society. How does it relate to the other institutions of government? How did this peculiarly “anti-democratic” institution become a powerhouse? Is it too powerful? This course will explore these questions through examples from the Court’s history. We begin with an explanation of the makeup and operation of the current Court from its formation to its functional operations. The nuts and bolts explain how the Court manages and processes the major legal disputes of the day.

Dick Hesse is a retired lawyer and law professor who holds a master’s degree in American History. He has presented history courses for the NH Humanities Council, LINEC, OLLI and AIL over the past 40 years.


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