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Understanding Antitrust Laws, Competition, the Economy, and Their Impact on Our Everyday Lives

The history of American antitrust laws, explored in this interview, can introduce students to the globalization of markets, trade, and legal governance
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The Reporter?s Privilege Under Fire: Is the American Press Still Free?

When students study the issue of reporter?s privilege they will understand why the courts and legislatures still struggle to define this protection, more than 150 years after the first American reporter was jailed for refusing to reveal a source.
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The Chicago 8 Trial, 40 Years Later: A Case Study in Teaching U.S. v. Dellinger (1969)

A class reenactment of the Chicago 8 trial offers students a close look at the rights and restrictions of free speech and dissent in America.
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Supreme Court Review

The Supreme Court term opens with its first Hispanic justice and a list of highlights that includes two high-profile First Amendment cases and an important property rights case.
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Mexico: Democracy and the Future

Even as Mexico undergoes a transition from historic one-party rule, important challenges to democracy remain.
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The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: Regulating Nuclear Weapons Around the World

An interview with three experts on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty can serve as a jumping off point to explore with students the legal issues surrounding nuclear weapons.
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Trials as Stories: Teachable Trials in the Social Studies Curriculum

Dramatic landmark trials can be powerful tools for teaching key principles at the core of democratic citizenship.
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Supreme Court Review

Recent Supreme Court decisions generated surprising controversy, from gun control to First Amendment issues. In 2011, the Court will weigh in on cases dealing with the hiring of illegal immigrants, protests at soldiers' funerals, and selling violent video games.
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Is Julian Assange an International Version of Daniel Ellsberg and WikiLeaks the Modern Equivalent of the Pentagon Papers?

A classroom discussion on the release of secret diplomatic cables by the WikiLeaks website can lead to important questions about the First Amendment, the Espionage Act, and press treatment of national security secrets.
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Supreme Court Review

The new Supreme Court case line up promises constitutional fireworks with lawsuits dealing with Medicaid, tracking suspects with a GPS, as well as expletives and nudity on TV.
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