Constitutional Law for Kids

Author: Ursula Furi-Perry
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781627220231
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An interactive exploration of the rights and privileges guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States shares analyses of constitutional law topics, the stories of key Supreme Court cases and discussions of subjects ranging from due process to freedom of expression. Original.

Complete Homeschool Social Science

Author: Terri Raymond
Publisher: HomeSchool Brew Press
ISBN: 1629174378
Format: PDF
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This book is a collection of Home School Brews bestselling social science series. It covers grades 1 to 6. Each book may also be purchased separately.

Misdemeanor Prosecution

Author: Carla Mooney
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1477780319
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Far too often, teens find themselves caught up in the legal system over actions that didn't seem like a big deal at the time. Unforeseen consequences of small pranks, petty theft, public drinking or urination, simple assault, and trespassing can become too overwhelming for somebody without legal experience, resources, or know-how. This simple guide defines misdemeanors and minor offenses, explains what to do when cited for one, and narrates the court experience in an accessible way. Most important, it also guides readers who may have already encountered trouble on successfully moving beyond it and avoiding further problems down the line.

The Government and Its Citizens

Author: Terri Raymond
Publisher: HomeSchool Brew Press
ISBN: 1629174130
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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If your child is struggling with social science, then this book is for you; the short book covers the topic and also contains 10 discussion questions, 10 activities, and 20 quiz style questions. This subject comes from the book “Third Grade Social Science (For Homeschool or Extra Practice)”; it more thoroughly covers more Third grade topics to help your child get a better understanding of Third grade social science. If you purchased that book, or plan to purchase that book, do not purchase this, as the activities are the same.

That s Not Fair

Author: Danielle S. McLaughlin
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN: 1771382082
Format: PDF
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There are lots of rules we all need to follow, from the dress code at school, respecting someone's privacy, to turning your light off at bedtime. In six entertaining stories, Mayor Moe and City Council grapple with the task of making rules to keep their city safe, prosperous and fair. Not an easy job, since citizens come in all shapes, sizes and colors, and have different thoughts and beliefs. Readers will find out about the rights and freedoms enjoyed by every citizen in a democracy, and why they matter. With its strong focus on civic-mindedness and social justice issues, this book equips readers with the language and concepts that illustrate what it means to be an engaged citizen in a democracy --- and makes it fun!

American Constitutional Law

Author: Donald P. Kommers
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742526938
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Discusses the history of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine, the involvement of the United States in the peace process, and the changing face of terrorism in the twenty-first century.

Restoring the Lost Constitution

Author: Randy E. Barnett
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140084813X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The U.S. Constitution found in school textbooks and under glass in Washington is not the one enforced today by the Supreme Court. In Restoring the Lost Constitution, Randy Barnett argues that since the nation's founding, but especially since the 1930s, the courts have been cutting holes in the original Constitution and its amendments to eliminate the parts that protect liberty from the power of government. From the Commerce Clause, to the Necessary and Proper Clause, to the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, to the Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, the Supreme Court has rendered each of these provisions toothless. In the process, the written Constitution has been lost. Barnett establishes the original meaning of these lost clauses and offers a practical way to restore them to their central role in constraining government: adopting a "presumption of liberty" to give the benefit of the doubt to citizens when laws restrict their rightful exercises of liberty. He also provides a new, realistic and philosophically rigorous theory of constitutional legitimacy that justifies both interpreting the Constitution according to its original meaning and, where that meaning is vague or open-ended, construing it so as to better protect the rights retained by the people. As clearly argued as it is insightful and provocative, Restoring the Lost Constitution forcefully disputes the conventional wisdom, posing a powerful challenge to which others must now respond. This updated edition features an afterword with further reflections on individual popular sovereignty, originalist interpretation, judicial engagement, and the gravitational force that original meaning has exerted on the Supreme Court in several recent cases.

Out of Range

Author: Mark V. Tushnet
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199813711
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Few constitutional disputes maintain as powerful a grip on the public mind as the battle over the Second Amendment. The National Rifle Association and gun-control groups struggle unceasingly over a piece of the political landscape that no candidate for the presidency--and few for Congress--can afford to ignore. But who's right? Will it ever be possible to settle the argument? In Out of Range, one of the nation's leading legal scholars takes a calm, objective look at this bitter debate. Mark V. Tushnet brings to this book a deep expertise in the Constitution, the Supreme Court, and the role of the law in American life. He breaks down the different positions on the Second Amendment, showing that it is a mistake to stereotype them. Tushnet's exploration is honest and nuanced; he finds the constitutional arguments finely balanced, which is one reason the debate has raged for so long. Along the way, he examines various experiments in public policy, from both sides, and finds little clear evidence for the practical effectiveness of any approach to gun safety and prosecution. Of course, he notes, most advocates of the right to keep and bear arms agree that it should be subject to reasonable regulation. Ultimately, Tushnet argues, our view of the Second Amendment reflects our sense of ourselves as a people. The answer to the debate will not be found in any holy writ, but in our values and our vision of the nation. This compact, incisive examination offers an honest and thoughtful guide to both sides of the argument, pointing the way to solutions that could calm, if not settle, this bitter dispute.