Warren Burger's Supreme Court (20594). 2 units. Warren Burger was Chief Justice of the United States from 1969 until 1986 -- a period when the country moved sharply to the right. Histories of the period tend to treat the Burger Court as standing apart from this transformation. Indeed, the 1970s as a whole are often treated as a period of historical pause during which nothing happened. But the Burger Court in fact played a central role in shaping crucial features of the nation we live in today. This seminar will reexamine the period, exploring the Burger years through cases and other primary and secondary readings. Among the topics covered will be race, economic rights, women's rights (including reproductive rights), religion, immigration, crime, and presidential power. Paper required. M.J. Graetz and L. Greenhouse.