History of the Supreme Court

Podcast-style audio course - 24 Topics
Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
Rhodes College
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What would you like to know about the Supreme Court’s evolution, its immense impact, and its crucial role in democracy?

Now is your chance to explore the law of the land with an acclaimed expert on the United States Constitution and the Supreme Court. In 24 stimulating lectures, you will survey the history of the Supreme Court from its inception through the present day.

Your discussion stays rooted in the historical—not the legal or political. In other words, you do not need a law or political science degree to understand how the nomination and confirmation process has changed, or how the justices have differed in their approaches to the Constitution, or why the Court’s decisions matter now more than ever. Likewise, you do not need to put your guard up when discussing controversial decisions. Instead, you will study the evolution of the Court with an eye towards understanding how it has come to play such an important role in American life.

As you know, much of American ideology and history appears mired in contradiction. The Supreme

What would you like to know about the Supreme Court’s evolution, its immense impact, and its crucial role in democracy?

Now is your chance to explore the law of the land with an acclaimed expert on the United States Constitution and the Supreme Court. In 24 stimulating lectures, you will survey the history of the Supreme Court from its inception through the present day.

Your discussion stays rooted in the historical—not the legal or political. In other words, you do not need a law or political science degree to understand how the nomination and confirmation process has changed, or how the justices have differed in their approaches to the Constitution, or why the Court’s decisions matter now more than ever. Likewise, you do not need to put your guard up when discussing controversial decisions. Instead, you will study the evolution of the Court with an eye towards understanding how it has come to play such an important role in American life.

As you know, much of American ideology and history appears mired in contradiction. The Supreme Court is no exception. Throughout the course, you will gain an appreciation for the American public’s paradoxical attitudes toward the judiciary over the centuries.

After examining landmark decisions and key players in the history of the Supreme Court, you will arrive at a fuller understanding of its role in both shaping and responding to larger developments across American society.

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Prof. Timothy S. Huebner, Ph.D., is a leading expert on the history of the U.S. Constitution and the Supreme Court. The Sternberg Professor of History at Rhodes College, Prof. Huebner is the author or editor of four books, including Liberty and Union: The Civil War Era and American Constitutionalism, The Taney Court: Justices, Rulings, and Legacy, and the second edition of Major Problems in American Constitutional History. A celebrated lecturer, he has spoken at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and as part of the Leon Silverman Lecture Series at the U.S. Supreme Court. Since 2010, he has served as associate editor of the Journal of Supreme Court History, which is published three times a year by the Supreme Court Historical Society in Washington.Prof. Huebner has been widely recognized for excellence in teaching. In 2004, he received the Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Teaching at Rhodes, and that same year was named the Tennessee Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.  
Praise for Tim Huebner
“Timothy Huebner excels as a historian of the U.S. Constitution, the Supreme Court, and the American South…. In addition to his outstanding scholarship, Professor Huebner is a gifted speaker and an award-winning teacher.”– Clare Cushman, Supreme Court Historical Society“I’ve known, admired, and worked with Tim for many years. He is a first-rate legal and constitutional historian and his knowledge of the workings of the Supreme Court is unsurpassed.”– Peter Charles Hoffer, co-author of Supreme Court: An Essential History“Tim Huebner is the consummate university professor: distinguished publishing scholar and an excellent teacher. He is a nationally renowned historian on the judicial branch of government, having published several works on this body…. Tim, moreover, habitually receives excellent student evaluations in his courses at Rhodes College, and he engages students in a manner that makes studying history enlightening, enjoyable, and relevant.”– Whittington B. Johnson, University of Miami“Few people—if any—know more about the Supreme Court and can teach about it more effectively than Timothy Huebner. In addition to his deep knowledge of the Court, his rich understanding of the ongoing historical context in which the Court operates provides an invaluable perspective.”– Michael Nelson, Rhodes College

  • Origins and Early History of the Court
  • John Marshall, Marbury, and Judicial Review
  • Marshall Court and National Supremacy
  • Jackson versus Marshall
  • The Taney Court and Jacksonian Democracy
  • The Slavery Issue and Dred Scott
  • Lincoln versus Taney
  • The Civil War and the Court
  • Reconstruction and Civil Rights
  • The Court at the Turn of the Century
  • Lochner and Classical Legal Thought
  • Progressivism, the Great War, and the Emergence of Civil Liberties
  • The New Deal and the Court
  • Court Packing and the Constitutional Revolution of 1937
  • The NAACP, Civil Rights, and Earl Warren
  • Brown and Its Aftermath
  • The Warren Court and Judicial Activism
  • LBJ, Warren, and Nixon
  • Burger, Roe, and Beyond
  • Origins of the Contemporary Constitutional Divide
  • The Bork and Thomas Nominations
  • The Rehnquist Court and Conservative Constitutionalism
  • Constitutionalism and Rights in the Roberts Era
  • The Present in Light of the Past

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