Thurgood Marshall

Select one Supreme Court Justice whose constitutional jurisprudence will be explored, explained and critiqued. Any member of the Court throughout its history may be selected (although some will be far more amenable to such inquiry than others). The goal of this project is to discover the guiding principles underlying the chosen Justice’s approach to constitutional interpretation. It would be best (but not mandatory) to choose a Justice who has developed a clear approach to constitutional decision-making in the area of civil rights and civil liberties. This will enhance your understanding of the subjects explored in this class. Each student will submit to me the name of the Justice selected along with a one paragraph explanation as to why he/she was chosen.