This week we will conclude our study of the judicial branch of government. One concept that we have studied in this unit is judicial review. Judicial review is the Court’s authority to review any law and determine whether or not it is Constitutional. For this week’s blog I would like for us to review a recent Court decision and reflect on its outcome.
Q1. Explain what is meant by selective incorporation.
Q2. What part of the Bill of Rights has been incorporated by this case?
Q3. Summarize this case and the outcome.
Q4. Do you agree or disagree with the Court’s assertion that a jury must reach a unanimous verdict in order to convict in state criminal trial for serious crimes? Explain.