supreme court and the constitution in today's america 

Next Class: Tuesday, September 19

10:15 a.m.

Mackey Auditorium, Ruby Gerontology Center

and via Zoom (OLLI members only)

OLLI at Cal State Fullerton

The U.S. Constitution is the sometimes misunderstood “operating system” of the world’s longest-enduring republic. 

This course will preview and review the U.S. Supreme Court’s major decisions in its current term/

The class is presented live and recorded for the convenience of l OLLI members.  In addition, key documents referenced in each class are provided as links in class notes (see below). 

Instructor: Mike Stover


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This course will preview and review the U.S. Supreme Court’s major decisions in its current term, including abortion, gunowner rights/restrictions, “administrative state” restrictions, affirmative action and voting rights and limitations. 

Class Notes september 19

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The articles posted below are not an endorsement by OLLI or the University of their content but are intended to provide perspectives or supplementary information for class presentations.

Supreme Court

The Cases

Class Notes July 11

The Cases



Class Notes feb. 16

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Class Notes: July 5

Articles are added before and immediately after each class.

Overview of 2022 Supreme Court decisions

Abortion/reproductive rights

Aid to religious schools

Gun owner rights



2021 Notes 

Class Notes: april 6

Class Notes: March 2

Religious Liberty

Supreme Court Cases

Eviction Moratorium

Class Notes: February 2

Reference Documents

Free "Stuff"

Sources for class discussion





Class #7 notes: Suffrage and Prohibition Amendments;      Supreme Court 2019 term review and 2020 preview

Class #6 Notes: Reconstruction Constitutional Amendments, Civil Rights Enforcement, Birthright Citizenship

Constitution in the News

14th Amendment

Class #5 Notes: Bill of Rights

Constitution in the News

Amending the Constitution

Bill of Rights

Notes from June 4th class: The Judicial Branch

April 9 class: Article I, II, Electoral College highlights/background.   Plus: Constitutional Scholar Tom Campbell Interview

Background articles

Electoral College

March 5 class:  CSUF Professor George Dery

CSUF Professor George Dery joined  us to talk about Constitutional protections affecting our personal electronics.