Continuing Education

The Supreme Court 2017–2018: Justice Kennedy, Wedding Cakes, and Immigration

Steven R. Smith, JD

An exploration of the 2017–2018 Supreme Court session, which included rulings on professional practice issues and social justice matters. Several cases examined issues related to capital punishment and the availability of psychological services. Challenges concerning jury selection and racial bias were addressed. A narrow decision was made involving the conflict between gay rights and religious rights. Twenty-six percent of cases were decided by a 5–4 vote, and only 39% of decisions were unanimous.

Year 2018
Credit 2
Level Intermediate
Price $25.00
Learning Objectives
  1. Describe the major Supreme Court decisions of the 2017-2018 term and the impact the Court’s decisions will have on psychologists and their patients.

Smith, S. R. (2018). The Supreme Court 2017–2018: Justice Kennedy, wedding cakes, and immigration. Journal of Health Service Psychology, 44, 131–143.

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