Dienstag 16.05. 17.00 Uhr

America Explained Special: The U.S. Supreme Court – Preserver or Threat to Democracy?

Presentation with Q&A

Location: via Zoom
Admission: free
Language: English
Duration: 17:00-18:30
Registration: Please register here.

Roe v. Wade, Voting Rights, Gerrymandering – major political issues end up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Since the 1960s, the highest American court has been widely regarded as a protector of democracy. However, institutional problems uncovered over time have negatively affected public perception of the court. Dramatic changes to its composition as well as the political turbulence of recent years has many citizens questioning the validity of the court as the impact of landmark decisions can have generational implications on American life. This presentation highlights the responsibility of the Supreme Court as one of three pillars of U.S. democracy, current cases on the docket and possible reform to the institution.

This presentation is part of our DAZ for Schools program and open to all students, teachers, and everyone who is interested!

With: Brian Holcomb, DAZ