our initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Modern Composition of U.S. Supreme Court
Explore the ideological tendencies of the majority and minority of the current U.S. Supreme Court. What is meant by “liberal” or “conservative” judges? Considering the process for selecting Supreme Court justices, is it possible for politics to not play a role in the process? Explain how these ideological/political tendencies shape U.S. Supreme Court opinions. It is recommended that your post contain approximately 400 words.
The vast majority of legal scholars who review Supreme Court cases agree on the “political leanings” of varying U.S. Supreme Court eras. Explain the consensus of the current Supreme Court, and evaluate how that political leaning will shape pending U.S. Supreme Court issues. Review your colleagues’ posts, and substantively respond to at least two of your peers. Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Day 7 of the week, and respond with robust dialogue to anyone who replies to your initial post.