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Street Law Resource Library

Street Law, Inc.

Over 40 years of educating about law, democracy, and human rights

Welcome to the Street Law Resource Library! We’ve compiled hundreds of teaching activities and methods, case summaries, mock trials, and articles—many of which are free—and organized them by topic, audience, and type. Use the filters on the left side of the page to find what you need. 

Most of our resources are intended for middle and high school students.

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Alabama v. Shelton (2002)

Does the Sixth Amendment right to appointed counsel apply to a defendant who was sentenced to a suspended sentence?

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Arizona v. Gant (2009)

What must police officers demonstrate when arresting the owner of a vehicle in order to conduct a search of the...

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Arizona v. U.S. (2012)

Does federal law preempt Arizona’s immigration law?

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Atkins v. Virginia (2002)

Does the Eighth Amendment prohibit the execution of prisoners with intellectual disabilities convicted of capital crimes?

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Baze v. Rees (2008)

Does Kentucky’s lethal injection method violate the Eighth Amendment?

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Beard v. Banks (2006)

Does a prison’s policy on restricting print publications and photographs violate prisoners' First Amendment rights?

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Best Practices in Law-Related Education

Research and the experiences of educators have proven that there are several essential components to promising LRE programs.

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Birchfield v. North Dakota (2016)

Can a state make it a crime for a driver to refuse to take a test to detect alcohol in...

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Blueford v. Arkansas (2012)

Does the Double Jeopardy Clause forbid re-prosecution after a jury decides against guilt on the greater offense and has deadlocked...

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Bond v. United States (2000)

Does an agent's manipulation of a passenger's luggage without consent or probable cause violate the Fourth Amendment?

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Boumediene v. Bush (2008)

Do detainees at Guantanamo Bay have the constitutional right to challenge the legality of their confinement using a writ of...

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Boy Scouts of America v. Dale (2000)

Does a state law forbidding the Boy Scouts from discriminating against a gay scout leader offend rights to free speech...

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Brendlin v. California (2007)

When a vehicle is subject to a traffic stop, is a passenger in the vehicle "seized" for purposes of the...

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Brigham City v. Stuart (2006)

What constitutional standard must be used by police who enter a house without a warrant?

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Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

Teaching activities, case background, decision summaries, and recommended resources for teaching about Brown v. Board.

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Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association (2011)

Does the First Amendment prohibit a state from regulating the sale of violent video games to minors?

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Burlington Northern v. White (2006)

Can an employer be held liable for retaliatory discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

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Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (2014)

Do closely held for-profit businesses have religious freedom rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that are violated by a...

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