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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President Reading Assignment

On October 4, 2018, in Assignments, by lwaddell

Answer the following questions and send your respones to lwaddell@tempeunion.org

Federalist #70

1. Why does Hamilton say that “all men of sense will agree in the necessity of an energetic executive,” and that “the ingredients which constitute energy in the executive are unity; duration; an adequate provision for its support; and competent powers”?

2. Federalist #70 suggests a what type of government in a Hamiltonian view?

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Current Event-President

On October 4, 2018, in Assignments, by lwaddell

The current event for this week will be on the President.   The President has been in the news lately with his dealings with Russia, his taxes and his supreme court nominee.  Be sure to follow the instructions for the current event.,  You may type or handwrite the event.

Current Event

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