Posts February 11, 2018
These are the 2,18 that are accumulated in our weekly newsletter which goes out throughout the school year. The posts are organized by the major units in our Constitutional Law (5th ed.) student textbook
US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 10 February 2018 [Jurist, 2/10/18]: Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: Dozens of attorneys with the Legal Aid Society and Bronx Defenders on Thursday held a protest outside of the Bronx Criminal Court after one of their clients were arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents outside of the state courthouse. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine [official …
I. Introduction to Law, the Constitution, and the Supreme Court [See TOPICS 1-10 in the 5th edition of Constitutional Law] Some recent articles that are relevant to this unit
II. Defining the Political System: Federalism and Checks and Balances [See TOPICS 11-15 in the 5th edition of Constitutional Law] Some recent articles that are relevant to this unit:
The American Presidency [TOPIC 15]
Speier: Trump's view on harassment 'beyond rehabilitation' [The Hill, 2/10/18]: Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) said on Saturday that President Trump's views on sexual misconduct and domestic abuse are "beyond rehabilitation," after he appeared to raise questions about such allegations.
III. The Political System: Voting and Campaigns
IV. Cminal Law and Procedure (4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th amendments) [See TOPICS 21-28 in the 5th edition of Constitutional Law] Some recent articles that are relevant to this unit:
V. 1st Amendment (Speech, Religion, Press and Assembly) [See TOPICS 29-33 in the 5th edition of Constitutional Law] Some recent articles that are relevant to this unit:
VI. 14th Amendment, Discrimination, Privacy, Working, Citizenship & Immigration [See TOPICS 34-41 in the 5th edition of Constitutional Law] Some recent articles that are relevant to this unit:
Trump decries lack of ‘due process’ for men accused of sexual harassment, abuse [Wash Post, 2/10/17]: President Trump on Saturday appeared to side with men accused of domestic abuse or sexual misconduct, following a week of turmoil surrounding allegations of spousal abuse against two male aides that brought the national #MeToo movement inside the White House.