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This Years Supreme Court Cases
with Mike Berkowitz
We will look at 20 of the decisions from the 2020-2021 SCOTUS term. Topics will include health care covrage, religioin, children's rights, international issues, pay for college athletes, gun sizures and immigration. Class meeting will consist of mini-lectures, summaries of significant court ccases, and open discussion of related contemporary issues.
Mike Berkowitz has taught day care kids, fifth graders, undergraduates, and now at senior citizens. In each setting, he tries to challenge people to think in new ways. At Lyndon State College (VT) and Unity College (ME), he taught Psychology. (He received a Bachelors from Brown University and a Masters from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst) Mike has other interests as well: He ran the world’s smallest small business, (making science and math materials for teachers)…Gathering up the poems he had written about schools, Mike self-published a highly unsuccessful book… Mike has mastered the art of one-pot cooking, but not the art of telling jokes…He outran Bill Rodgers in the 1979 Boston Massacre: Rodgers stopped after 2 hours and 9 minutes, but Mike ran for 3 hours and 40 minutes…After turning 50, he section-hiked the Appalachian Trail over the next seven summers...And as to playing basketball, he is living proof that practice does not make perfect...