Some potential topics for this week include:
- The Supreme Court often makes final judgments on a wide variety of cases.How does their decision affect the legislative review of the law or statute that was involved in the final decision? Discuss some of the ramifications of this decision based on other social issues occurring at the time.
- Presidential appointments to the United States Supreme Court impact the judicial philosophy of that body and the outcome of rulings. The first female member of the Court was Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Conner (1981–2006), followed by Ruth B. Ginsburg (1993), Sonia Sotomayor (2009), and Elena Kagan (2010). What impact will these appointments have on the judicial philosophy of the Roberts Court?
- Examples of interactions between the legislative and judicial branches of government—how did these interactions take place? Were they mandated in some way? Was there some other outside influence?
- Recent examples of preliminary and declaratory judgments.
By the end of the week , create your response to the issue in a Microsoft Word document and submit it to this Discussion Area. Your response should be 1 to 2 pages long. In your response, discuss the complexity of the issue and its pros and cons. Support your response with examples, logical reasoning, and research and articulate your position clearly. Develop a conclusion based on current facts and statistics. Your response should clarify your understanding of the topic and should be your own—original and free from plagiarism. Use facts and statistics published within the past five years.