The remarkable Supreme Court term that just ended saw not only Roe v. Wade but other important precedents overturned. This course will explore and seek to understand some big recent decisions (and some looming issues) in establishment and free exercise of religion, abortion, the right to bear arms, administrative agency rulemaking, affirmative action, immigration regulation, voting rights, free speech, and the stakes in the upcoming “independent state legislature” case. Alexander Hamilton famously described the Court as the “least dangerous branch,” but many recent Court scholars think it has increasingly entered the political fray, has polarized along partisan lines, and has been curbing the power and authority of other branches of government.