Mon, Jul 10|
CLE Lecture Hall
The U.S. Supreme Court: A Year in Review
Time & Location
Jul 10, 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
CLE Lecture Hall, 348 S 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA
About the Event
During its 2021-2022 term, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to abortion, greatly restricted the ability of States to regulate guns, required funding of religious education in Maine, blocked COVID 19 mandates for large businesses, and restricted the power of the Environmental Protection Agency to address climate change, among many other important decisions. The 2022-23 term promises to be equally consequential. Affirmative action, the conflict between anti-discrimination laws and free speech rights, the continued viability of the Voting Rights Act, and state legislative control of the federal electoral process are among many issues the Court has agreed to address. This lecture will examine the decisions in those cases and the trends they reflect as the conservative majority asserts its power, and the role of the High Court in our judicial and political system.