Monday, October 5, 2009

First Day of Term

Today, the first Monday in October, is the start of a new term for the U.S. Supreme Court. This is set to be an exciting session, with the arrival of Justice Sonia Sotomayor and a number of intriguing cases, from terror cases to juvenile justice and freedom of religion.

Have your students role play Supreme Court Justices and decide a fictional affirmative action case with our Future of Race in America lesson.


The Center will also shortly debut a new lesson that has students examine current petitions before the Court, match them with the relevant precedent, and then deliberate what they believe the outcome should be. This lesson can be repeated several times throughout the year, to engage your students in current events and court opinions.

PODCAST: SCOTUSblog writer, Lyle Denniston joined the National Constitution Center for a conversation on the new Supreme Court term. The podcast of this program will be available shortly on the Center's website and iTunes, where each of the Center's fascinating programs can be found.

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