Major Supreme Court Decisions for 2014-2015 Term As the end of the U.S. Supreme Court term draws to a close, the Court will be handing down several major decisions at the end of the June. These decisions will address the federal health care exchanges set up under the Affordable Health Care Act, as well as to gay marriage, voting rights, capital punishment and employment discrimination against pregnant women.
Separation of Church and
lecture examines the founders’ views of religion and government. It also
analyzes the evolving views of the role of the First Amendment establishment
clause, as well as how various groups have influenced the public debate for
further separation of religion and
government. Finally, it covers recent faith-based initiatives sponsored by the
Reshaping of the Supreme Court
first time there will be only Jewish and Catholic justices sitting on the
Supreme Court, as well as three women--a new high. This lecture addresses
whether the religious identity and gender balance of the justices impact the
Supreme Court's case selections and decisions. We discuss the two most
recent confirmation hearings as well as how the new court is changing its
political orientation, the number and types of cases it hears and the decisions
it is handing down.