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[Past Event] Role of the U.S. Supreme Court

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The Constitution says nothing about the role or power of the U.S. Supreme Court; it merely sets its jurisdiction to decide cases. In 1803, however, Justice John Marshall wrote these prophetic words: “It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is.” Our Supreme Court has been “saying what the law is” ever since. Join us as we explore the role the U.S. Supreme Court plays in our democracy. Is the Court essential to maintaining the balance of powers necessary to preserve the liberties secured by the Constitution, or does it operate to supersede legitimate powers exercised by the President, the Congress and the states?


Tuition: $30.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Wednesdays, Oct. 3, 10 *4:00 - 6:00pm* (2 sessions)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


Michelle (“Mickey”) Welsh is an attorney in the firm of Welsh & Schmidt and an adjunct professor of Constitutional Law and Employment Law at Monterey College of Law. She has been active in the Monterey County chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for over 35 years.