The U.S. Supreme Court and judicial review from, 1787 to the present. The court's landmark, constitutional decisions, as well as the theory, and techniques of constitutional interpretation., The court's authority within the wider political, and social context of American government, with, emphasis on the court's jurisprudence in the areas, of equal protection (including segregation and, desegregation, affirmative action, gender, discrimination, and sexual orientation, discrimination) and due process (including privacy, and abortion rights). Discussions of actual, Supreme Court rulings, majority opinions, and, dissenting arguments, as well as the political and, historical context of those decisions in an effort, to understand how and why the Supreme Court has, played such an influential role in American, politics and political thought.