The cases—chosen annually starting with the 2005 Roper v. Simmons juvenile death penalty decision and now including the Utah v. Strieff ruling on warrantless searches—address student speech, gay marriage, reverse discrimination, the right to bear arms, juvenile Miranda rights, the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, and the constitutionality of taking DNA samples from people arrested but not convicted. For each case, student attorneys write briefs and make oral arguments and rebuttals, and the appellate judges each write an opinion. The teacher’s guide includes case materials, forms that help students prepare for their roles, assessment rubrics, and standards.
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Center for Economic and Civic Education