Week 9: The Supreme Court of the U.S.

Posted by SELINA JARVIS on 3/17/2019 3:00:00 PM

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This week we will begin our study of the third and final branch of government, the judicial branch. The role of the judicial branch is to interpret the law, right? Interpretation can have many interpretations, though. One view is that of 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. Finally, analyze why you believe this case made the list. In other words, what is the significance today?
 
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