In this course, you will learn:
- How to assess the constitutional framework's importance and how it affects the Court's procedures, traditions, and independence.
- The impact of American politics on the Supreme Court, both on and off the bench.
- The impact of hyper-partisanship on the Supreme Court's appointment process and the emergence of Supreme Court vacancies as political prizes.
- Ways to assess the Supreme Court's position as "custodian of American democracy," particularly as it pertains to voting and representation.