We all know that today is the first day of the new term for SCOTUS. D.C. is all abuzz. (Okay, maybe it is not an above the fold story.)
Yesterday, the Catholic Diocese of Washington D.C. and the John Carroll Society invited the SCOTUS and other legal professionals to a mass said in their honor. This gives the Church access to the legal heavy weights before they go on to consider what has been hailed as a very controversial social issue docket, and it seems as though the Roman Catholics have a lot to influence this term.
Cases of concern include (along with Links to SCOTUSblog):
I caught a snippet of what we have in store on NPR this morning... and Diane Rehm had a nice lengthy discussion of the impacts of the various cases.
Anywho, this is my favorite unit to teach, so this year's cases are looking like a windfall of fun! If you are looking for ideas on how to teach the cases, check out my shop for a painless lesson plan. IT'S FREE!!!
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