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Supreme Court Summer Institute: 2017 Binder

Street Law, Inc.

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

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. Constitutional Interpretation

Introduction to Constitutional Interpretation Vocabulary

How do Judges Interpret the Constitution? - Lesson Plan

6. Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer

 Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer (2017)

 Trinity Lutheran v. Comer - Classifying Arguments

7. Deliberation - Voting Rights and Restrictions

 Deliberation Introduction - PowerPoint

Deliberating.org for additional deliberation materials

8. Moot Court: Matal v. Tam

Moot Court Preparation - PowerPoint

9. Jigsaw

10. Interest Groups

Amicus Participation at the Supreme Court

Activity - Brainstorming Amicus Arguments

Interest Groups and the U.S. Supreme Court Lesson

11. Further Resources & PLGs

Research links:

12. Presidential Power

Morning News Statistics - PowerPoint

15. Teacher Training

How Do I Get My Stipend?

Training Record

Sign-in Sheet

Planning Your Workshop