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A. E. Dick Howard, the White Burkett Miller Professor of Law and Public Affairs at the University of Virginia School of Law, presents a short history of the Constitution and discusses the Supreme Court’s role in the ongoing debate about the separation of church and state.
Students will examine primary source documents and photographs to explain how local events lead to cases being presented before the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court upholds laws that protect the rights of all people and ensures equal opportunity.Materials Arrest records of Rosa Parks (PDF) ...
People who commit crimes are often thought to be “bad” people or people who are engaged in deleterious behavior. This lesson looks at two separate crimes in order to frame law-breaking as a sometimes more complex issue. The first crime that students will examine is that of Homer Plessy, who violated Louisiana’s Separate Car Act and whose appeal of his arrest to the Supreme Court resulted in the codification of the “separate but equal” laws that were enacted in many states. The second crime that students will examine is...
The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the federal judicial system and has both original and appellate jurisdiction. Historically, the Supreme Court’s most influential role has been through the exercise of judicial review. The court’s power to declare acts of the legislative and executive branches unconstitutional, and therefore null and void, has enabled Supreme Court Justices to act as policy makers.
Title IX is a United States law enacted on June 23, 1972, that states: “No person in the...