Program Details

The Bill of Rights by the Numbers: Key Issues and Supreme Court Decisions 

Roy Klein
Law / History
Video Catch-up

Course Description

The Bill of Rights is 230 years old, but it continues to regularly impact our daily activities and fuel lively political and policy debates. This series will use constitutional/legal analysis, history, current events, logic/common sense, and a little humor to examine some key issues and landmark Supreme Court decisions. 


  1. First Amendment: Freedom From and Freedom of Religion -The Very First Clauses of the Bill of Rights
  2. Second Amendment: Gun Rights and Regulations - What in the World Does the Amendment Mean?
  3. Fourth and Fifth Amendments: Your Rights When Confronted by the Police
  4. Sixth through Eighth Amendments: The Rights of Criminal Defendants (Because no One is Below the Law)

About the Instructor

  • Roy Klein, J.D., Esq. is an honors graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was a two-time Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. In nearly forty-five years of legal practice, he has represented large companies, small businesses, and individuals as both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial, employment, as well as serving pro bono in constitutional/civil-rights litigation. As President of the Nassau County (N.Y.) chapter of the ACLU, Klein spoke regularly to high school, college, civic, and community groups on a wide variety of constitutional/civil-liberties issues. He also contributed to a Time Kids publication for middle-schoolers about the Constitution.

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