HOW DOES A CASE LAW MAKE IT TO THE US SUPREME COURT?
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Apr 18 2014 at 12:10pm
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In both your textbook and supplemental materials you have learned about how cases make it to the Supreme Court. In this discussion you will have a chance to choose a recent case from the 2014-2015 Supreme Court term summarize it think more deeply about its possible impact on politics/your own life and discuss this impact with others. Not all of these cases have been decided yet so you may also need to find out the status of the case.
Step 1: Choose Your Case
Choose a case that has either been decided or will be decided this term:
You can go to OYEZ.ORG 2014Links to an external site.cases for a list of current cases. If you decide to research some of the cases that have gotten a lot of press recently you are welcome to choose one of these to research:
City of Los Angeles v. Patel(Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
King v. Burwell(Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Obergefell v. Hodges(Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Walker v. Texas Division Sons of Confederate Veterans Inc(Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Step 2: Research Your Case
Find out the following information about your case:
Some places to go to research more about your issue:
Step: 3 Create Your Summary + Thought Questions
Combine the information you have found and create a 300-400 word summary and analysis of this issue for your initial post in your own words based on your research. If you are having difficulty with your writing you can get help fromPCC’s online tutoring service(Links to an external site.). Please do sobeforeyour initial post due date!
For yourInitial Postdue byThursday11:59 PM:
For yourResponseto at least2 classmatesdueby Sunday 11:59 PM:
Read and respond to others’ posts as well keeping in mind some basic rules fornetiquette(Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.: