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Behind the Curtain of the Supreme Court Seminar

[Formerly LAW 904] This course explores the operation of the Supreme Court and the interaction of the Justices through popular books, which may include Supreme Conflict, The Nine, and The Brethren, as well as those written by Justices themselves, which may include books by Chief Justice Rehnquist, Justice Stevens, and Justice O'Connor. The goal of the course is to explore the message that popular accounts of the Court and its Justice send, and how those messages might affect the legitimacy of the Court. What do the accounts mean to suggest about the Court? Does that comport with what we learn in law school? How do different Courts or Justices compare with one another? Enrollment Limited.