The scope of individual rights and freedoms has often been considered by the courts. The Supreme Court has sometimes taken a broad view of our constitutional rights enumerated in clauses of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence.
How has this expansive view helped to curb state rights that might interfere with constitutional rights? Do you think that this makes the courts too powerful? Why or why not?
What is an example of where the courts took an expansive view of our constitutional protections to overturn a state law or protect a persons individual rights? Do you agree with the courts decision? Why or why not?