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TBElle: The Supreme Court and You

  • Tuesday, November 12
  • 9:30 AM to 10:25 AM
  • Program Leader: Marilyn Komesar

This class is now full. Please reach out to Lynn Burke to be added to the waitlist.  

A group of six congregant TBE lawyers will team teach this course. The course will cover how the U.S. Supreme Court has evolved on issues such as the Second Amendment (Right to Bear Arms), Privacy and the Law (its origins and its application today such as in Roe v Wade), government regulation of our environment and the role of the Court in striking down separate but equal schools in Brown v Board. These Court decisions all have had a profound effect on the world we live in and the type of society we will leave to our children.

October 15, 2019 – Glenda Ganem – Personal Rights Today: Right to Abortion and Right to Marry (Roe v Wade; Obergefell v Forbes).
October 29, 2019 – Elizabeth Lange – Origins of Personal Rights in the Law (Moral Law and its Evolution from England to the Modern Era).
November 5, 2019 – Mike Brown – Right to Bear Arms and the Second Amendment.
November 12, 2019 – Marilyn Komesar – How the Court Has Impacted Our Climate and the Environment.
November 19, 2019 – Lon Povich – Politics and the Court (Bush v Gore).
December 3, 2019 – Mel Warshaw – Desegregation in Our Schools (Brown v Board of Education, from Plessy to Post-Brown Decisions)

Please note that it will be required to watch a brief 10-15 minute video prior to each class.  TBE will send the video link the Wednesday before class is held.

Fall 2019 TBElle with a TWIST!
We’re kicking off our sixth year with a TWIST! We are still offering four classes, but they will run sequentially. You can participate in all four classes on TBElle Tuesdays, or just one or two or three.  Please sign up for the classes you plan to attend so we are able to comfortably accommodate you, and teachers will be able to get in touch with you if needed.  We hope you will enjoy this unique TWIST on TBElle this fall.

Dates: Oct 15, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, Dec 3

See all TBElle fall course options HERE.