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[Past Event] Required Reading: The Constitution (p.5)

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Course Description:

This course will focus on "Reading the Constitution: The History of How We Have Read It and the Current Debate on How We Should."

All along the political spectrum, people insist that government officials follow the U.S. Constitution and invoke it to support their political positions. Yet a majority of Americans have never read the Constitution and those that have view it like an appliance instruction manual–one simply needs to read and follow the directions. However, the Constitution is an inexact and open-ended document requiring careful interpretation. Join law professor Michael Masuda as he examines concepts regarding the interpretation of the Constitution, including originalism, strict construction, or viewing it as an evolving document. You'll gain a better understanding of this unparalleled document that continues to be the bedrock of our democracy.


Tuition: $35.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Wednesdays, Feb. 3, 10, 17 *3:30-5:00pm* (3 sessions)


We'll meet online via Zoom. Zoom is free and easy to use. OLLI will walk you through the steps. Prior to each Zoom meeting (class), you will receive an email with specific details on that meeting.


Michael Masuda, J.D., M.A., is a partner in Monterey's largest law firm, Noland, Hamerly, Etienne & Hoss. He taught Constitutional Law at Monterey College of Law for over ten years where he was named Professor of the Year.