August 29, 2022
Audible has a number of The Great Courses. I picked this one so I could sound smarter when talking with my Harvard Law daughter-in-law.
I have learned so much. Professor Berger is that professor we wish we had for every course — enthusiastic, engaging and focused. The course does not go through every sentence of the Constitution — it’s at a higher level: why do we have one, important rulings over the years, how interpretations have changed over time. I have found his discussion of state versus federal to be the most interesting. Plus I have a better understanding of the reality of “calling balls and strikes.” That reality is that some justices are Angel Hernandez, some call a tight strike zone, some a slightly larger zone and all are aware when the last batter is up in a perfect game.