Past Event
Collegiate Seminar

How to Read a Supreme Court Decision
Seminar Informal Curriculum Event

Date & Time

Location (On-campus)

De La Salle Hall: Hagerty Lounge
1928 St. Marys Road
Moraga, CA 94575


The Supreme Court has the final word on the meaning of the US Constitution; for better or worse, its decisions are key in steering our nation’s course. In Korematsu v. United States (1944), the Justices dealt with a conflict between the government’s wartime powers and the rights of an American citizen. Using excerpts from the case, we will identify the constitutional questions at issue, track the facts presented, and unpack the differing opinions.

With Steve Woolpert

Related Seminar text: U.S. Supreme Court, Korematsu v. the United States (1944) (Sem 250)


Connor McCaslin