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Thursday, June 28, 2012

High School Constitutional Law Course: Supreme Court Jurisprudence I

Constitutional Law: Supreme Court Jurisprudence I 
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Class dates: Thursdays, Sept. 13 to Dec. 13, 2012. No class Oct. 25 and Nov. 22.
Total classes: 12
Starting time: 1:00 pm Eastern (Noon Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Prerequisite: At least one semester of American Government (Unlimited Access!) or equivalent.
Suggested grade level: 11th to 12th
Suggested high school credit: 1 full semester
Fee: $175 if you register on or before Aug. 1, 2012. $195 if you register after Aug. 1 for all 12 classes.
Instructor: Alison Stanley, JD
Course description: Students will explore many different facets of America’s highest court, such as:
-- Where does the Supreme Court get its power?
-- What IS the power of the Supreme Court vis-à-vis the executive and legislative branches?
-- How does a case get to the Supreme Court?
-- What are the ways a Justice can interpret the Constitution (e.g., strict construction)?
-- How is a Justice nominated to the Supreme Court?
-- What has the Supreme Court held regarding abortion?
-- What is due process?
-- What criminal procedure rights has the Supreme Court carved out?

In answering these questions, the U.S. Constitution as well as the following cases will be examined in depth: Marbury v. Madison, Ex parte Merryman, Miranda v. Arizona and Roe v. Wade. Other cases not listed will also be explored.
Course materials: To be announced.
Homework: Graded by the instructor.

Instructor biography:
Alison Stanley has a B.A. from Michigan State University and a law degree from the University of Michigan. She loves to study history, especially how it pertains to legal and political issues of today. Mrs. Stanley is a mother of five children, all who have been homeschooled at some point.

Equipment requirements: Classes are online, live and interactive. Students are required to have high-speed internet and a headset with microphone.

Mrs. Stanley will be available via email in between classes for questions and comments.
Recordings of classes are provided to students within 24 hours and available for 6 months.
Homeschool Connections does not provide record keeping services.

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