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Hawke, Catherine – Social Education, 2019
The 2018-19 Supreme Court term concluded with a number of unanswered questions: What is the fate of the "citizenship question" on the 2020 census? What will the developing Supreme Court jurisprudence of Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh look like in the near future? How will Chief Justice Roberts continue to evolve as the "swing"…
Descriptors: Federal Courts, Court Litigation, Undocumented Immigrants, LGBTQ People
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Hawke, Catherine – Social Education, 2013
It is not often that Supreme Court watchers agree; however, right now, it seems that most agree on one thing: the Supreme Court term that started in October 2013 is going to be a blockbuster. The docket over the last couple of years has had more than its fair share of headline-grabbing cases, from gay marriage to Obamacare to the Voting Rights…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Federal Legislation, Political Campaigns, Affirmative Action
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Hawke, Catherine – Social Education, 2012
One can't have a meaningful discussion about the 2011-2012 U.S. Supreme Court term without mentioning the historic health care challenge. However, even without that headliner, the term was jam-packed with interesting twists and turns. In addition to health care, the Court confronted a number of hot-button issues, including: immigration, the rights…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Health Services, Federal Legislation, Immigration
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Hawke, Catherine; Middleton, Tiffany – Social Education, 2012
Is sniffing at the front door of a private home by a trained narcotics detection dog a Fourth Amendment search requiring probable cause? Is a "drug dog" somehow like a manmade technology, such as a thermal imaging device? These were a couple of the questions recently presented to the U.S. Supreme Court during arguments in "Florida v. Jardines."…
Descriptors: Narcotics, Court Litigation, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Social Studies