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ERIC Number: ED445976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-57073-788-6
After City of Chicago v. Jesus Morales: A Resource Guide for Teachers.
Parrini, Michelle
This resource guide is intended to help teachers lead their students through an exploration of the issues and story of "After Chicago v. Morales." The guide explains that in 1992 the city of Chicago (Illinois) passed an ordinance authorizing the police to arrest people in a group if they failed to move along or were thought to belong to a gang. After the constitutionality of the law was challenged at all levels in the Illinois courts, it was declared unconstitutional by the Illinois Supreme Court and the decision was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. The guide finds that maintenance of public order, preservation of civil liberties, homelessness, and racial discrimination are some of the issues raised by "After Chicago v. Morales." The guide may supplement a study of the U.S. Constitution as an example of how legislation and the Constitution interact; classes concerned with society's problems; and classes to develop critical thinking. The guide seeks to provide teachers with substantive background from a variety of perspectives and sources for use in history, government, sociology, writing, and literature classes. It is divided into four chapters: (1) "Terms and Vocabulary"; (2) "Background about the Case"; (3) "The U.S. Supreme Court Case"; and (4) "Related Issues." Each chapter contains teaching activities and discussion questions. Includes 98 notes, a list of teaching resources, appendixes, and primary resources. (BT)
American Bar Association/Division for Public Education, 541 North Fairbanks Court, Mail Station 15.3, Chicago, IL 60611-3314; Tel: 312-988-5735; Fax: 312-988-5494; E-mail:; Web site: (
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Public Education Div.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution