Every year in June, the US Supreme Court hands down decisions that impact the lives of millions of Americans. In 2022, the Supreme Court issued rulings about two cases that received a lot of attention in the media, one about gun rights and the other about abortion.

While some of these decisions may seem difficult to understand, having a basis of knowledge about the way the Bill of Rights and the Amendments to the Constitution work will help clear things up, says Gwen Torges, the chair of IUP's Department of Political Science.