We the Students: Supreme Court Cases for and about Students (4th Revised edition)

We the Students: Supreme Court Cases for and about Students (4th Revised edition)

By: Jamin B. Raskin (author)Paperback

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For this fourth edition, new Supreme Court cases are incorporated on topics like strip searches at school, the use of race in school admissions, student protest or religious speech, and the constitutional implications surrounding trends like home schooling and rising gun violence in America's schools. Through meaningful and engagingly written commentary, excerpts of Supreme Court cases (with students as the litigants), and exercises and class projects, Raskin provides students with the tools to gain a deeper appreciation of democratic freedoms and challenges, underscoring students' responsibility in preserving constitutional principles. Completely revised and updated for the fourth edition, We the Students provides a comprehensive look at all of the major constitutional issues affecting students including: freedom of speech and the press; religion in schools; students' access to judicial process; school discipline and punishment; safety; discrimination; privacy at school, and others.

About Author

Jamin B. Raskin is professor of constitutional law and the First Amendment at American University Washington College of Law and founder of its Marshall-Brennan Fellows Program, which places law students in public high schools to teach the We the Students constitutional literacy course. A former assistant attorney general for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Raskin is an active public interest lawyer, defending the rights of political expression and participation for both adults and young people. He is also the author of Overruling Democracy (2003) and dozens of law review articles, op-eds, and essays on constitutional law.


Chapter 1: "We The People": Our Constitution And Courts Why a Constitution? The American Constitution: What Is It? The Constitution: Whose Is It? The Constitution: What Does It Mean? Federalism: How the States Share the Power The Incorporation of the Bill of Rights The State Action Requirement Judicial Architecture: How Our Court System Works Majority and Dissenting Opinions How to Brief a Case Chapter 2: Student Voices And Supreme Court Choices: The First Amendment And Speech At School Expressive Conduct and the Right Not to Speak West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette The Right to Speak Freely and Protest (but Not to Disrupt) Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District The Confederate Flag and Other Racially Provocative Symbols Hirsute Lawsuit: Do Boys Have the Right to Wear Long Hair? Karr v. Schmidt Double Entendres and Double Standards: Lewd and Suggestive Language in a Student Government Campaign Speech "BONG HiTS 4 JESUS": Testing the Limits of Free Speech Morse v. Frederick Hateful Protest by Religious Fanatics on Public Property: Snyder v. Phelps, the Protection of Obnoxious Speech, and Student Mobilization against the Westboro Baptist Church Thought Control or Quality Control? The Problem of Library Book Removal Viewpoint Neutrality and Religious Speech: Good News for the Free Speech Rights of Religious Americans Good News Club v. Milford Central School Chapter 3: Freedom Of The Student Press: All The News (The School Sees) Fit To Print Freedom of the Student Press in Official School-Sponsored Activities Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier Squelching Debate: A Different Sort of Blair Witch-Hunt Cyber Censors: Rising Conflicts over Internet Homepages Killion v. Franklin Regional School District Insults and Ridicule versus Threats and Harassment: When Does Off-Campus On-Line Speech Actually Become On-Campus Disruption? Chapter 4: The Wall Of Separation Between Church And School Freedom from Establishment of Religion at School Engel v. Vitale Graduating from Invocation and Benediction Lee v. Weisman Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe Government Aid to Private Religious Schools: When Does It Cross the Line? Everson v. Board of Education of the Township of Ewing School Vouchers: Making Education Redeemable in Secular or Religious Schools Zelman v. Simmons-Harris The First Amendment and the Ten Commandments Stone v. Graham Season's Greetings! The Court's Agonizing Ambivalence over Christmas Nativity Displays One Nation, under Canada, with Constitutional Controversy for All: New Conflict over the Pledge of Allegiance Newdow v. U.S. Congress The Supreme Court's Curious Response to Newdow v. U.S. Congress The Free Exercise Rights of Religious Americans Wisconsin v. Yoder The Theory of Evolution and the Story of Creation: An Ongoing Duel in the Classroom Chapter 5: The Fourth Amendment: Searching The Student Body Reduced Privacy Rights at School New Jersey v. T. L. O. A Fluid Analysis of the Fourth Amendment: Drug Tests and Extracurricular Activities oard of Education of Independent School District No. 92 of Pottawatomie County v. Earls "Embarrassing, frightening, and humiliating": Strip Searches and Naked Violations of the Fourth Amendment Safford Unified School District #1 v. Redding Metal Detectors and the Constitution In Re Latasha W. Chapter 6: The Constitution And Student Discipline: "Due Process" And "Cruel And -Unusual Punishment" At School Due Process Goss v. Lopez The Crime of Hanging Out with Gang Members: "Loitering with No Apparent Purpose" in Chicago and the Due Process Clause City of Chicago v. Morales Corporal Punishment Ingraham v. Wright Corporal Punishment in the Aftermath of Ingraham v. Wright Chapter 7: Equal Protection Against Race Discrimination: From Jim Crow Segregation To -Multicultural Democracy The Persistent Legacy of Slavery and Racism Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: "Massive Resistance" and the Reaction to Brown Cooper v. Aaron Griffin v. County School Board of Prince Edward County The Right to Love Can Public Schools Deliberately Integrate Students Today? Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School Dist. No. 1 Race and Ethnicity in College and Graduate School Admissions: Affirmative Action or "Reverse Discrimination"? Jennifer Gratz and Patrick Hamacher, Petitioners v. Lee Bollinger et al. Barbara Grutter, Petitioner v. Lee Bollinger et al. Chapter 8: The Other Lines We Draw At School: Wealth, Gender, Citizenship, And Sexual Orientation Rich Schools, Poor Schools: The Court's Treatment of "Separate but Equal" School Financing "Suspect" Classes and Gender-Based Segregation Boys and Girls Equal: Title IX Roderick Jackson, Petitioner v. Birmingham Board of Education Separating Citizens from Noncitizens under the Law Plyler v. Doe Discrimination against Gays and Lesbians Boy Scouts of America v. Dale United States, Petitioner v. Edith Schlain Windsor Chapter 9: Harassment In The Hall, Blood On The Board: Sexual Harassment, Bullying, And Gun Violence At School When Teachers Harass Students Gebser v. Lago Vista Independent School District When Students Harass Students Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education The Rights of Gay and Lesbian Students against Harassment Blood on the Board: Mass Shootings at School District of Columbia v. Heller Expansion of the Reach of the Second Amendment Chapter 10: A Healthy Student Body: Disability, Privacy, Pregnancy, And Sexuality The Rights of the "Differently Abled" under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Cedar Rapids Community School District v. Garret F. Peer Grading and the Right to Privacy Owasso Independent School Dist. No. I-011 v. Falvo Three Trimesters: Pregnant at School Pfeiffer v. Marion Center Area School District Curtis v. School Committee of Falmouth Abortion and the Privacy Rights of Teenagers Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey

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  • ISBN13: 9781483319193
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9781483319193
  • ISBN10: 1483319199
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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