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Supreme Court Summer Institute: 2016 Binder

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Here are the most recent versions of our content and methodology material, organized as they were in this year’s binder materials.  This excludes any photocopied articles or resources that we do not have permission to use on the internet.

1. Agenda

2. Introduction to Supreme Court Practice

3. Granting Certiorari

Granting Cert - PowerPoint

Certiorari: Background, Activity, and Answers

4. Judicial Nominations

5. The First Amendment

6. Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt

Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt position papers

Structured Academic Controversy - Rubric for additional deliberation materials

7. Birchfield v. North Dakota

Language of the Law

Birchfield v. North Dakota (2016)

8. Moot Court: United States v. Texas

Moot Court Preparation - PowerPoint

9. Jigsaw

10. Interest Groups

Activity - Brainstorming Amicus Arguments

Interest Groups and the U.S. Supreme Court Lesson

11. Further Resources & PLGs

Research links:

12. Constitutional Interpretation

NPR's On the Media podcast on the Supreme Court: The Supreme Court Explained

15. Teacher Training

How Do I Get My Stipend?

Training Record

Sheet

Planning Your Workshop