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  • Show Me Courts - … . Robert Bork, age 60, had excellent legal credentials as a law professor, legal writer, U.S. solicitor general, and federal judge … country saw the importance of having judges make decisions about law and the Constitution free from political pressure. Only time will … And the Constitution. Center for Civic Education. 1998. Websites: Cornell Law School, Supreme Court Collection http://www.cornell.edu/ Constitutional Rights …
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  • The 2nd Amendment: The Right To Bear Arms - … of the issue believe? Advocates of gun controlsupport stricter firearm laws: tougher background checks and longer waiting periods for those purchasing … firearm-control measures are unnecessary if lawmakers would enforce current laws. (Summaries above adapted from The Center for Responsive Politics ; see … Definition: The belief that the United States needs stricter firearm laws, including tougher background checks Context: Gun control advocates believe that …
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  • Lyndon B. Johnson - … century on the status of the acts he signed into law during his presidency. Pairs of students will ask questions, conduct … anyone? Whom? How successful was the law in achieving its goals? How did the law succeed, or why did it fail? Is … president today, would he be pressing for exactly the same law? Or would he take a different position on the topic … the entire class concentrate on only one of Johnson's laws. In a hands-on way, lead all the students through …
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  • Key Constitutional Concepts: Presidential Power - … emergency. This lesson is meant to teach students how constitutional law determines the parameters of presidential power by focusing on President … President to intervene under the terms of the Taft-Hartley law, which authorized the president to order strikers temporarily back to … events and contemporary imponderables, rather than on abstract theories of law. 3. When the President takes measures incompatible with the expressed …
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  • Founding Documents of the Peace Corps - … of the chief executive to make appointments and execute the laws Article II, Sections 2 and 3 ). Cross-curricular Connections Share … indefinitely under the executive order? What elements in the public law demonstrate the constitutional process by which it was passed? How … the executive order different from the one established by public law? What do the photographs tell us about Kennedy's feeling … a new government agency to put the blueprint of the law into practice. Divide students into small groups. Inform each group …
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  • Makers of the Law, The Legislative Branch - … of government, ask which branch of Florida government makes the laws to help and protect the people. 5. Tell students that … branch that has a reminder that the legislative branch makes laws. This will give purpose for viewing the video. 7. Show … branch of government is the only branch that can make laws. The video introduces Congress, the Senate, and the House of … .S. Congress and how it operates. Other topics include how laws are made and bills that are vetoed. The Legislative Branch …
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  • Herschel C. Lyon Mock Trial - … . Lyon, written for the Institute for Citizen Education in the Law, Seattle, WA, by Tarry L. Lindquist, Julia Gold, and Margaret … evidence and procedure. 5. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the law applicable to the case. Grade Level: Grades 4-8 Time … communication skills, and to help them understand more about criminal law. 2. Start the trial by following this agenda: . Mock Trial … lion problem had been solved. In 1994, Congress changed the law, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, to allow sea lions known …
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  • Rights In Conflict - … lesson is used with permission. Cases are taken from Lawmaking, Law in Action Series, Riekes-Mahe, West Publishing Company. Staff at … their beliefs. Jehovah's Witnesses believed the law of God was higher than the laws of any government. They thought that God … Boteins into his own home? Issue: What right should the law hold most important the right of the Conleys to privacy … rights are in conflict here? Issue: What right should the law hold more important the right of the Tinkers to express …
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  • Native American Policy « Terrain for Schools Curriculum Guide, Summer 2002 « Ecology Center - … by simply withdrawing aid to Native Americans. 1953: Public Law 280 turned law enforcement on reservations over to state and county agencies … in the Bill of Rights to Indian reservations, where tribal law held jursidiction. 1971: Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act settled native … the following questions and the Significant Acts insert, which describes laws enacted during various eras: 1. From whose point of view …
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  • Deceptive Advertising: Crossing the Line - … to illegal deception. Advertising is generally considered deceptive under federal law if it involves these elements: 1. A representation, omission, or … ... commerce against unfair competition,' as opposed to protecting consumers. State law has traditionally provided consumers with remedies for losses incurred from … Fruit-Flavored Drinks Tropicana Settlement Agreement Under state consumer protection laws, a New Jersey consumer Kyle Gray and the nonprofit Center …
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