Speaker:

David Adler

The Supreme Court and Constitutional Freedoms

The manner in which the Supreme Court has interpreted our constitutional rights has profoundly affected the lives of Americans, dramatically influenced the nature and development of our nation, and triggered an intense controversy regarding both the legitimacy of the Court’s rulings and the scope of our civil rights. Adler will focus on the controversial and historical issues of the role and responsibility of the Supreme Court as the ultimate guarantor of constitutional freedom. The Court’s interpretations of First Amendment freedoms, such as speech and religion, will be featured subjects of discussion.

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  • Supreme Court Biography
    An examination of the lives, jurisprudence and leading opinions of U.S. Supreme Court justices. Adler includes discussion of John Marshall, Joseph Story, Roger Taney, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Louis Brandeis, William O. Douglas, Robert H. Jackson, Felix Frankfurter, Hugo Black, Thurgood Marshall and Earl Warren.