Closing Arguments - Episode 8 (A Brief History of the Supreme Court)
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Ever since its establishment, the Supreme Court has left a monumental footprint on our lives, hearing some of the biggest legal disputes that have shaped the way we operate as a country and a society.

In the latest installment of Closing Arguments, we're going back in time and reviewing a brief history of the Supreme Court. From its development to becoming arguably the most powerful branch of our government today, we'll explore the various cases, as well as justices, that brought the court to what its become today.

We've got another informative episode for you today! So sit back, relax, and enjoy this overview on the history of our country's highest legal body.

Timecodes:

0:06 - Introduction and overview on the topic of the day

1:48 - What does the Supreme Court do?

4:54 - The power of the Supreme Court developed over time

8:21 - John Jay and the footprint he left on the Supreme Court

13:35 - What qualifications did a Supreme Court justice need to have?

19:02 - The Supreme Court's role during the Civil War

30:25 - Amendments and the Supreme Court's ruling with segregation

38:49 - The Lochner era

44:09 - Out of the Lochner Era and into World War II

47:30 - The incorporation of the Bill of Rights

50:55 - The Civil Rights Era and the Supreme Court's role in this

55:27 - Chief Justice Earl Warren's footprint he left on our country

1:07:22 - Closing remarks


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