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  • Bells 3&4. Blog # 12

    Posted by JOANNA BLUME on 5/9/2022

    Last week a leaked document, published by Politico, suggests the SCOTUS is poised to overturn the 1973 decision that legalised abortion nationwide. This leaked document has caused quite a reaction accross the nation with many showing up to the Court and the homes of the justices to protest. So for this wesk's blog I would like for us to explore this issue and consider the implications of such a ruling. As always, we will view the links and answer the questions below,

     

    1.  Explain your understanding of the Court’s opinion in the case Roe v. Wade?

     

    2.  Describe the events that have unfolded in the past week concerning the SCOTUS and the Roe v. Wade decision.

     

    3.  How might this decision impact the State of NC?  For example, does NC have a “trigger law”?

    Roe v. Wade

    Roe v Wade: US Supreme Court may overturn abortion rights, leak suggests

     

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  • Bell 4. Blog # 11

    Posted by JOANNA BLUME on 4/25/2022

    As we continue with our unit on Political Parties and Elections, we will use this week's blog to explore the primary election process.  Please view the links below and answer the questions.

    1. What are primary elections and how do they differ from general elections?
    2. What kind of primary election takes place in NC? Describe how this type of election works?
    3. Use the last link to access sample ballots. Study the ballots and choose one race that you are interested in and explain why.

     

    https://www.fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Outreach-Materials/PrimaryElectionsFactSheet.pdf

    https://www.ncvoter.org/vote-in-2022-primary-election/

    Sample Ballots

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  • Bell 3. Blog # 11

    Posted by JOANNA BLUME on 4/25/2022

    As we continue with our unit on Political Parties and Elections, we will use this week's blog to explore the primary election process.  Please view the links below and answer the questions.

    1. What are primary elections and how do they differ from general elections?
    2. What kind of primary election takes place in NC?
    3. Describe how this type of election works?

     

    https://www.fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Outreach-Materials/PrimaryElectionsFactSheet.pdf

    https://www.ncvoter.org/vote-in-2022-primary-election/

     

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  • Bells 3&4. Blog #10

    Posted by JOANNA BLUME on 4/11/2022
    The role of the judicial branch is to interpret the law, right? However, judges do not always reach the same conclusions when they interpret the law. Some judges view themselves as strict constructionists. These people believe in going by literally what our Constitution says. Others have a view of a judicial activist. These people believe that the Constitution should evolve with the times. When these two views clash, you get divisive decisions handed down. With this discussion in mind, here is what I would like you to do:
     
    1. Go to Complete List of Controversial Cases and choose one case and read the case description. 
    2. Come back here and first explain which case you chose and what it was about.
    3. Explain what makes this case so controversial. (If you can't do this, pick a different case!)
    4. How did the Court decide the case? Explain their decision. 
     
    If the link does not work for you, please see the list of cases below.  Information on all cases can be found at www.oyez.org
     
     
    Your response should be at least five sentences in length. Please remember to SIGN IN and EDIT your writing.
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  • Bells 3&4. Blog # 9.

    Posted by JOANNA BLUME on 3/28/2022

    The President is considered to be one of the most powerful positions in the world.  Long workdays, high amounts of stress, and constant scrutiny make Presidents age quickly.  Do the perks outweigh the stress? I will let you study a typical week in the President's life. Here is what I would like for you to do this week.

     

    Click on the link below to study the President's daily agenda. After studying President Biden's schedule for 2 different days, please do all of the following:

    1. What 2 days did you study?
    2. What was on his agenda?
    3. Summarize any patterns or trends that you noticed about these 2 work days?
    4. What do you think is the hardest part of his job during those 2 days? What do you think would be the most enjoyable part?

     

    The President's Daily Schedule 

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