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Teaching about Guantánamo Bay

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Teaching about Guantánamo Bay

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Supreme Court case studies addressing Guantánamo detainees

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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.

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