Course DescriptionThis class will review five important cases the U.S. Supreme Court will hear (or is likely to hear) in its 2023-24 term. One case involves the politically charged question of whether states can ban medical gender transition for minors. Other cases will involve recent 1st Amendment issues, such as whether states may outlaw viewpoint discrimination by social media companies, or when the government improperly influences social media companies to suppress speech the government disfavors. The class will also consider less sensational, but perhaps more far-reaching cases regarding how much discretion administrative agencies have to interpret unclear laws. The current Supreme Court is not one to shy away from controversy and this makes for very interesting court watching.
Instructor: Lance Foster
Location: Broadmoor United Methodist Church