Students in the University Honors Program political science class “The Supreme Court Seminar” are spending six days in Washington, D.C., doing original research in the papers of former Supreme Court Justices housed in the Library of Congress. Each student in the seminar has developed an independent research topic and question, and will produce a research paper.
An update from Kayla, a sophomore political science and world languages major. She is studying to what extent Chief Justice Rehnquist succeeded or failed in aligning his court with his political ideology on three topics - abortion, states rights and Miranda rights: I'm sitting in my own bed once again, and I don't think I've ever been more excited about the prospect of sleep. We have come to the conclusion of our trip to DC, and my happily ever after includes a full night's sleep, something I have been deprived of all week. But despite my exhaustion, I come back from our class trip with a multitude of positive memories. The city itself is beautiful, with a deep sense of [...]