When lawyers take their oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States, are they actually affixing their names to a blank check with the United States Supreme Court ultimately left free to fill in the amount? Indeed, each year, questions seem to multiply not only about the meaning of the Constitution, but even about the nature of constitutional interpretation. How does the U.S. Constitution define the parameters of equality, individual rights, community, and federalism for our society? How does a government “of the people, by the people, for the people” arrive at those definitions? Is the meaning of the Constitution fixed or evolving, and who ultimately has the final say over the meaning? Explore what our nation’s foundational document insists about our faith, our families, our freedoms, and even who we are as a people.
Summary of Contents
The First Amendment in the Roberts Court
The First Ten Years of the Roberts Court and Beyond
Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Argument Synopsis
Supreme Court 2015 Term Preview