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Constitutional Issues CBA. 1. Identify a Public Issue you care about. Constitutional Issues http://www.brookings.edu/research/commentary?topic=U.S.% 20Constitutional%20Issues http:// law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/home.html http://constitutioncenter.org /.

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Constitutional issues cba

Constitutional Issues CBA


1 identify a public issue you care about

1. Identify a Public Issue you care about

  • Constitutional Issues

  • http://www.brookings.edu/research/commentary?topic=U.S.%20Constitutional%20Issues

  • http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/home.html

  • http://constitutioncenter.org/


2 state your position on the issue

2. State your position on the issue

  • You may need to do some research first in order to figure out what your position (informed opinion) is!

  • Check out the resources on the CBA web page. http://www.nkschools.org/Page/10085


3 give reasons for your position

3. Give reasons for your position

  • This is the point where you can ANALYZE the reasons for your position Check out this website for useful analysis of issues:

  • http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/home.html


4 now would be a good time to take a look at the constitution

4. Now would be a good time to take a look at the constitution!

  • http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution.html

  • http://constitutionus.com/


5 identify the constitutional principle or ideal

5. Identify the constitutional principle or Ideal

  • Is it an article of the Constitution?

  • An amendment?


6 identify the connection between the individual right and the issue

6. Identify the connection between the individual right and the issue


7 locate a court case or government policy that speaks to your constitutional principle

7. Locate a court case or government policy that speaks to your constitutional principle

  • How well did the court case or government policy uphold the constitutional principle?

  • Evaluate the success (or failure) of the court case or government policy


8 find the opposite position

8. Find the opposite position

  • Not everyone agrees with your position. Your job is to find and give a fair interpretation to a contrasting position on the issue.

  • Refute, with thought and evidence, the contrasting position.


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