discussion boards

discussion boards

Format MLA

Volume of 2 pages (550 words)
Assignment type : Other types

need help with this; on discussion boards for the rest of the time in the class. Below this instructions is the discussion board prompt i need done. If you have access to Mckeever & Davies 2012 Politics USA 3rd edition its on chapters 16 and 17. The discussions should make sense and be prepared for follow on questions from my professor.

assess the significance of the Supreme Court for U.S. politics.

You should discuss only one category of Supreme Court cases per post, e.g. the free speech guarantee of the First Amendment, the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, or cases that have checked executive privilege (this list is obviously illustrative).

Use academic and media commentary in relation to the category that you have selected. Please do not repeat information offered in other posts.

The list of resources below is not compiled in APA format. You are reminded that when you cite resources on the discussion board and in assignments you should do so in APA format.

See the Purdue Online Writing Lab formatting and style guide: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/



(a) Books

Mary T. Chunko and Lea Terhune (eds), The U.S. Supreme Court: Equal Justice Under the Law (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of State, 2013), available at:


Kermit L. Hall and John Patrick, The Pursuit of Justice: Supreme Court Decisions That Shaped America (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006), available at:


(b) Articles and Papers

Robert Alt, “What is the Proper Role of the Courts?”, Report#14, The Heritage Foundation, 20 Jan. 2012, available at:


Archibald Cox, “The Role of the Supreme Court: Judicial Activism or Self-Restraint?”, Maryland Law Review Vol. 47 (1987), pp. 118-38, available at:


Paul N. Cox, Review of John Hart Ely, Democracy and Distrust: A Theory of Judicial Review (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1980), Valparaiso University Law Review, Vol. 15, No. 3 (1981), pp. 637-665, available at:


Mark A. Graber, “Establishing Judicial Review: Marbury and the Judicial Act of 1789,” Tulsa Law Review, vol. 38, issue 4 (2003); pp. 609-650; available at:


Linda Camp Keith, “The United States Supreme Court and Judicial Review of Congress, 1803-2001,” Judicature, Vol. 90, No. 4 (Jan.-Feb., 2007); pp. 166-176; available at:


Judith S. Koffler, “Constitutional Catarrh: Democracy and Distrust, by John Hart Ely”, Pace Law Review, Vol. 1, No. 2 (1981), pp. 403-20, available at:


Gerard E. Lynch, Review of John Hart Ely, Democracy and Distrust: A Theory of Judicial Review (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1980), Columbia Law Review, Vol. 80, No. 4 (1980), pp. 857-66, available at:


Frank J. Marine, Review of John Hart Ely, Democracy and Distrust: A Theory of Judicial Review (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1980), in Bridgeport Law Review, Vol. 2 (1981), pp. 175-93; available at:


Richard A. Posner, “Democracy and Distrust Revisited”, Virginia Law Review Vol. 77 (1991), pp. 641-51, available at:


Evan Barret Smith, “Representation Reinforcement Revisited: Citizens United and Political Process Theory”, Vermont Law Review, Vol. 38 (2013), pp. 445-76, available at:


Harry F. Tepker, “Marbury’s Legacy of Judicial Review after Two Centuries,” Oklahoma Law Review, vol. 57 (2004); pp. 127-142; available at:


(c) Web sites

Chicago-Kent College of Law, “Oyez”, available at: https://www.oyez.org/

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, “Important Supreme Court Cases for Civil Rights”, available at: http://www.civilrights.org/judiciary/supreme-court/key-cases.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/

Street Law, “Websites About the Supreme Court”, available at:


Street Law, “Landmark cases of the U.S. Supreme Court”, available at:


Supreme Court of the United States, available at: http://www.supremecourt.gov/

(d) Videos

Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election (2002), available at:


“Citizens United vs. FEC: How Did It Happen?”, excerpted from John Wellington Ennis, Pay 2 Play: Democracy’s High Stakes (2014), 


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