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Request for a Copy of the Decision in [em]Weeks v. The United States[/em] (Teaching with Documents)

--Megan Jones
A Supreme Court decision banning illegally obtained evidence in federal court serves as a point of entry for the study of search warrants and the Fourth Amendment.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/sites/default/files/publications//se/7502/7...

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Cloture Motion to Cease Debate on 1964 Civil Rights Bill (Teaching with Documents)

--Lee Ann Potter
Students will gain a deeper understanding of legislative tactics like the filibuster when they study the featured document—the Senate motion that broke a 55-day filibuster against the Civil Rights Act.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/sites/default/files/publications//se/7406/7...

Even Wars Have Laws: Upholding an American Tradition

--TJ Adhihetty
The earliest American leaders upheld basic protections for civilians, prisoners of war, and sick and injured combatants. Such principles can serve as a guide today as we address difficult questions like the treatment of detainees and the issue of torture.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/sites/default/files/publications//se/7405/7...

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Supreme Court Review (Looking at the Law)

--Charles F. Williams and Catherine Hawke
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.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/sites/default/files/publications//se/7405/7...

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