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Filibuster challenge fails in court

Civic groups, lawmakers, and individuals who believe that the Constitution requires majority rule in Congress failed in their challenge to Senate filibuster rules, as a federal appeals court decided on Tuesday that they had sued the wrong targets.  The right target, it said, would be the Senate itself.  That leaves one problem: that chamber is probably shielded by constitutional immunity. […]

Argument preview: Justices to consider “truth-in-labeling” fruit juices

It has to be galling for the company famed for its longstanding “It’s the Real Thing” advertising campaign to stand in the Supreme Court offering technical defenses for an outrageously misleading product name, but there we have it.  POM Wonderful v. Coca-Cola involves a Coca-Cola product bearing an emphatic “Pomegranate Blueberry” label, which consists of […]

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youth Participatory Budgeting in Boston

On Friday, I had the opportunity to observe about 50 Boston young people at work on the city’s youth Participatory Budgeting initiative. I will write the whole story for GOOD Magazine, so this is just a teaser. In essence, volunteer young … Continue reading

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Joyce’s The Dead

James Joyce’s “The Dead” is certainly the most famous chapter of Dubliners, the only part made into a Hollywood film. Like the other chapters, it is a short story that can be read on its own. But having recently experienced … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers!

Posted by Christina Barnett on January 24, 2014 at 11:46am 0 Comments

Applications are now open for the 2014 Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers!  For full information and to apply online (under the “Registration Info” tab), go to…

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Little Rock Arkansas' Fight for Desegregation Ending after 56 Years?

Posted by Christina Barnett on January 13, 2014 at 1:46pm 0 Comments

Check out this piece by Debbie Elliott for NPR about how Arkansas may no longer be required to fund the racial integration of schools: …

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ideas for final project

Posted by Andres Feijoo on January 2, 2014 at 8:19pm 1 Comment

Hey everyone, I am a first year teaching teaching Street Law. I mainly focused on criminal law for the course and I am coming up on the last two weeks of the semester. I need to give a comprehensive assessment but I can do it in project form. I…

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Rep. Honda's Constitution Day Op Ed

Posted by Allison Hawkins on September 17, 2013 at 11:44am 0 Comments

Rep. Mike Honda wrote a Constitution Day op ed in support of civic education and the Sandra Day O'Connor Civic Learning Act. 

“Instead of discouraging participation in our democratic processes, we should be encouraging it. And one…

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