This course is for anyone seeking to understand America’s Constitution: its history, text, and relevance today.
Course Description: This course is for anyone seeking to understand America’s Constitution: its history, text, and relevance today. Classes will include discussion of the plain or original meaning of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and how the text has been interpreted by judicial decisions and Acts of Congress. It will consider the legal frameworks used by the Supreme Court in published opinions, including this year’s opinions regarding freedom of religion and expression, bearing of arms, the right to privacy, and state’s rights. This class is designed to discuss constitutional and judicial concepts and not to debate partisan politics. Delete: The class will avoid party politics. No prior knowledge of the subject is needed.
Instructor: Susan Raab is a 1981 graduate of the University of Florida School of Law. She spent the majority of her legal career as a Federal Prosecutor and Appellate Attorney in U.S. Attorney’s Offices in Tampa and Jacksonville, FL.
Schedule: Six sessions. Thursday, October 13 to November 17, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Location: Room 201, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach
Fee: $50 per person
Materials: Amelia Lifelong Learning will provide each student with a copy of the US Constitution.