October 3, 2009
Street Law, Inc. Lessons
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Supreme Court case studies addressing Guantánamo detainees
- Do Guantanámo Bay detainees have a right to habeus corpus?
Can the government seize U.S. citizens as enemy combatants?
Can the president create military commissions to try Guantanámo detainees?
Do foreign nationals held at Guantánamo Bay have a right to habeus corpus?
Find more Street Law, Inc. Supreme Court case studies and teaching methods under the RESOURCES tab on the Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers program page.
The Response DVD and Educational Materials
The Response gives students a unique opportunity to see the inner workings of the Combatant Status Review Tribunals held at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba from 2004 to 2007. The open-ended film asks viewers to determine how to balance the rights of detainees with national security interests.
The film works as a dynamic constitutional law primer to explore the courts, civics, civil liberties, habeas corpus, and much more. The flexible educational materials help move students from a general understanding of the Combatant Status Review Tribunals to a specific discussion of the issues, ideas, and societal values at stake.
Other lessons and teaching materials
News and background
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Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers
Topic: Civic & Law-Related Education
Topic: Democracy/Human Rights
Topic: U.S. Supreme Court