Liberties and Rights Court Cases

On November 14, 2018, in Assignments, by lwaddell

Here are three court cases for Liberties and Rights.  Please select two and complete the court case brief following the example provided below.

Court Cases
Engel v Vitale
Yoder v Wisconsin
Roe v Wade

Court Case Brief Example
Tinker v Des Moines

Test

On November 13, 2018, in Uncategorized, by lwaddell

Test

 

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Civil Liberties and Rights-Readings

On November 9, 2018, in Uncategorized, by lwaddell

Here are the readings for Civil Liberties and Rights.  Please email your responses to lwaddell@tempeunion.org

Anti-Federalist 84

  1. Brutus argues that states have something that the federal government does not, what is it?
  2. What is seen as the major failure of the federal Constitution?

Justice Holmes

  1. Explain the clear and present danger test.
  2. What did Holmes do in Abrams v United States that differed in Schenck v United States?

Plessy v Ferguson

  1. Explain the separate but equal doctrine.
    2. Discuss the impact of this decision on society in the early 1900’s.

Bakke v California

  1. Do you agree with Brennan’s suggestion that a racial classification designed to remedy past discrimination should not be treated as fully suspect?  Explain your answer.
  2. Is there a place for affirmative action in education?

3 Branches Review

On November 2, 2018, in Information, by lwaddell

Here is a review packet for the 3 branches test.

3 Branches Review 

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Here are two articles to read about the Supreme Court Nomination and Selection Process.

Election Could Reshape an Aging Court

Bork

Supreme Court Nomination and Selection Lesson

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Supreme Court Reading Assignment

On October 23, 2018, in Assignments, by lwaddell

Answer the following questions and submit your respones to lwaddell@tuhsd.k12.az.us

Federalist #78

1. Why do you feel Hamilton was so careful to point out the relative importance of the judiciary?
2. What was Hamilton’s position regarding the power of the judiciary to declare legislative acts contrary to the Constitution void?
3. Why does Hamilton consider the independence of the judiciary to be a vital component of constitutional government?

Marbury v Madison

1. Chief Justice Marshall recognized that all three branches of the government take oaths to uphold the Constitution. Why, then, did he feel that it is the responsibility of the courts to determine ultimately whether or not a law is unconstitutional when it is challenged in a case and controversy?
2. Why, according to Marshall, is the Constitution superior to any ordinary act of the legislature?

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Supreme Court Current Event

On October 23, 2018, in Assignments, by lwaddell

You are to find a current event that deals with the Supreme Court.  It could be a current case that you find interesting.  It could be something about the justices, or a case that is on the docket for later this year. Use the form provided to complete the assignment.  A word version is included to be completed and emailed or a pdf version to print and turn in.

Current Event-PDF

Current Event-Word

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Executive Branch Notes-Review

On October 22, 2018, in Information, by lwaddell

Here is a review packet for the Executive Branch.

Executive Branch Review Packet (pdf)

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President Roles

On October 5, 2018, in Assignments, by lwaddell

President Court Cases

On October 4, 2018, in Assignments, by lwaddell

Here are three court cases that deal with the President.  For these cases, just a summary for each and place in the basket at the beginning of the next class period.

United States v Nixon (1974)

Clinton v New York City  (1998)

Clinton v Jones  (1997)

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