Understanding the U.S. Supreme Court (with Dr. Jesse Merriam)
We’re joined by Constitutional Law professor Dr. Jesse Merriam to talk about the Supreme Court of the United States. The headlines call this a “partisan court.” President Joe Biden says it’s “not a normal court.” What do they mean by that? Why does the Supreme Court exist?
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- Looking for a way to start the conversation with your kids? Check out Schoolhouse Rock’s “Three Ring Government.” (Note: This is a YouTube link. The Concurrently team does not have control over other videos YouTube may suggest).
- How do we define “politics,” and how is it different from “party politics?” Listen to our episode on “Immigration, Title 42, and Exodus 23.”
- Read “Coming to Terms with Politics” by Kelsey on the News Coach blog.
- From the Gospel Coalition: “9 Things You Should Know About the U.S. Supreme Court.”
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