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People for the American Way, Washington, DC. – 1992
This report argues that fundamental constitutional liberties have undergone severe changes and continue to be threatened because of the changes in the federal judiciary that have been brought about by Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush. This judicial change has been effected through the appointment of judges with two qualities: first, a…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Court Role, Federal Government
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Focus on Law Studies, 1991
The fall 1990 issue includes essays that recapture some of the presentations and thinking of the 1990 American Bar Association annual conference on higher education, entitled "American Citizenship and the Constitution." The idea of community was a recurring theme of the conference, and is the focus of three essays included in the Fall…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Community, Constitutional Law
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Hilenski, Ferdinand Alexi – 1985
This historical dramatization, prepared for presentation at the 1985 Wyoming Chatauqua, contains three dialogues, set during the administration of President Thomas Jefferson and presenting the issues surrounding the drafting and ratification of the U.S. Constitution. The dialogues are designed to be presented in three segments to permit discussion…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Dialogs (Literary), Drama, Government (Administrative Body)
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Hirshman, Linda R. – Social Education, 1973
The women's movement has helped define and has in turn been shaped by the basic constitutional concepts of the privileges of a citizen, the equal protection of the laws and the limited powers of the government. (Author)
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Feminism, Laws, Legal Responsibility
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Miles, E. W. – Social Education, 1973
A review of the constitutional promises to black people, early congressional efforts to fulfill these promises, early court cases construing the Fourteenth Amendment and the impact of these decisions along with their subsequent overruling. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Black History, Blacks, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights Legislation
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Henning, Joel F. – Social Education, 1973
Corporations wielding greater power than many states and some nations make decisions having far greater implications for communities than do the local laws governing those communities. It is speculated that the constitutional framers may have provided checks, balances and constraints for them as they did for government if their potential power had…
Descriptors: Business, Business Responsibility, Constitutional History, Court Litigation
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Gerlach, Ronald A.; And Others – Social Education, 1973
Techniques are presented which explore a single dimension of the subject under consideration as no technique, in and of itself, provides for a comprehensive analysis of the constitution. Approaches are presented which can be most effectively utilized by the teacher. (JB)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Affective Objectives, Case Studies, Citizenship Responsibility
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Social Education, 1973
Descriptors: Case Studies, Court Litigation, Instructional Materials, Legal Education
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Gross, Norman; Wilkes, Paula F. – Social Education, 1973
Materials are listed covering the Presidency, Federalism, Liberty, Justice, Equality, General Resources, Films on the Bill of Rights, and Organizations. (Author)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Bibliographies, Constitutional History, Government (Administrative Body)
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Johnson, T. Page – NASSP Bulletin, 1973
Article reviews court decisions on the issue of male students' right to wear long hair styles in school. Author summarizes by suggesting probable outcomes of hair-style cases in the various states. (Editor/CB)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Due Process, Freedom of Speech, Laws
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Le Clercq, Frederic S. – American Biology Teacher, 1974
Examines the legal and constitutional implications of the fundamentalist movement to win equal time for creation doctrine in science and biology textbooks. (JR)
Descriptors: Biology, Creationism, Educational Problems, Evolution
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Anawalt, Howard C. – Journal of Communication, 1981
Concludes that the MacBride Commission's approach offers both a physical foundation and a set of protective principles for development of worldwide communication freedom and thus passes the basic test of compatibility with U.S. constitutional norms. (PD)
Descriptors: Communications, Developing Nations, Freedom of Speech, Journalism
Berninghausen, David K. – Drexel Library Quarterly, 1982
Considers theories of intellectual freedom for library users, focusing on policies and practices which have developed in publicly supported libraries in America in the late twentieth century. Related legislation is discussed, including the First Amendment and Library Bill of Rights. Twenty-six references are cited. (EJS)
Descriptors: Censorship, Federal Legislation, Libraries, State Legislation
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Wirsing, Marie E. – Educational Forum, 1982
Discusses two educational issues: the constitutionality of competency-based education and the compatibility between this policy and contemporary scientific thought. The author presents her personal views on competency-based education and discusses the need for educational accountability on the part of teachers and other educational professionals.…
Descriptors: Accountability, Competency Based Education, Educational Theories, Federal Legislation
American Education, 1982
The text of President Reagan's announcement of his intention to propose a school prayer amendment. (JOW)
Descriptors: Federal Legislation
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