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American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.
This monograph briefly examines justice in the United States as it has evolved historically in four areas: (1) the right to vote; (2) the right to freedom of expression and freedom of the press; (3) the rights of persons accused of crimes; and (4) the right to equal protection under the law. Each area is analyzed. Historical background information…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Due Process, Freedom of Speech
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Katz-Amey, Jessica – Multicultural Education, 2019
Safety and school culture are both reinforced through a school's disciplinary system. However, when disciplinary action is decided, it would be remiss to assume that the choices made are always objective. A wide range of student needs and behaviors may present themselves in any given school classroom, and at times, the student or family…
Descriptors: School Safety, School Culture, Discipline, School Policy
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Estrada, Rudy; Marksamer, Jody – Child Welfare, 2006
Youth in state custody, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, have federal and state constitutional and statutory rights. These rights guarantee a young person safety in their placement as well as freedom from deprivation of their liberty interest. Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth have these rights…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare
Wolowiec, Jack, Ed. – Update on Law-Related Education, Student Edition, 1993
This document presents three articles on law-related education (LRE) written either by or for students. Brent Halling, a senior at Castle High School in Newburgh, Indiana, opens the collection with an article on how due process protects rights. Halling explains the concept of due process and illustrates its reach through the case of Kenneth…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Criminal Law, Due Process, High Schools
Walsh, Mark – Education Week, 2011
The author reports on how U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' opinions in youths'-rights cases reflect his "originalist" thinking. Justice Thomas, 63, marks two decades on the court Oct. 23, and a hallmark of his tenure is his willingness to carve out a solitary stance on certain issues. Particularly in cases involving schools…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Corporations, Student Rights, Youth
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Rosal, Lorenca Consuelo – Update on Law-Related Education, 1992
Provides a lesson plan on the issue of distributive justice, or fairness in the ways things are distributed among individuals and groups. Includes a student reading concerning a proposed guaranteed standard of living. Proposes an activity that calls for student discussion of a constitutional amendment that would offer such a guarantee. (SG)
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Justice, Law Related Education
Gottlieb, Stephen S. – 1992
This ERIC digest presents a rationale for teaching students about their rights and responsibilities as citizens under the U.S. Constitution. Social studies teachers have a special role in shaping the lives of young citizens and influencing whether students become politically involved adults. Specific constitutional rights such as the right of a…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civil Liberties
Vetter, Donald P.; Frederick, Charles – 1978
This four part guide provides secondary students with information about Maryland laws, courts, and legal system. The first section examines the nature and causes of increasing involvement of youth in crime, and identifies those crimes most commonly committed by juveniles. A special section on shoplifting is included. Section II examines the nature…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Civil Rights, Correctional Institutions, Court Litigation
James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, 2020
Due Process is the right to fair and objective process in judicial matters. This is a right recognized in the 5th and 14th amendments of the United States Constitution, which provides that no one should be "be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law." In campus judicial proceedings, institutions should rely on…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Higher Education, Citizenship, Constitutional Law
Condos, Basil – Law in American Society, 1975
Students consider the case of Marbury v. Madison in a one-act play in an attempt to present constitutional issues in a more understandable format. Included are brief statements of purpose, objectives, background information, and the play. (SM)
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Dramatic Play, Justice, Legal Education
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Warnick, Bryan R.; Rowe, Bradley; Kim, Sang Hyun – Educational Theory, 2009
In his concurring opinion to the 2007 U.S. Supreme Court decision, "Morse v. Frederick," Justice Clarence Thomas argues that the "Tinker" decision, which granted students constitutional rights in public schools, should be overturned on originalist grounds. In this essay, Bryan Warnick, Bradley Rowe, and Sang Hyun Kim make the case that Thomas's…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Student Rights, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
Croddy, Marshall; And Others – 1983
An introduction to criminal law, processes, and justice is provided in this high school level text. Content is divided into six chapters, each treating a particular aspect of criminal procedure and the social and political issues surrounding it. Chapter 1 considers the criminal, the effects of crime on its victims, and legislation to aid victims.…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Correctional Institutions, Courts, Crime
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Blacker, David – Educational Theory, 2009
The U.S. Supreme Court's recent opinion in "Morse v. Frederick" (2007), perhaps better known as the "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" case, contains a widely reported concurrence by Justice Clarence Thomas. Challenging well-established precedent, Thomas argues that students should have no constitutional rights in school. In this essay David Blacker argues that,…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Student Rights, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
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Update on Law-Related Education, 1987
Provides a lesson intended to stimulate students' interest in the concept of justice and to focus attention on how the U.S. Constitution protects and promotes justice. (JDH)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Due Process
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Sinkford, Jeanne C.; Valachovic, Richard W. – Journal of Dental Education, 2003
Explains the position of the American Dental Education Association regarding affirmative action, namely, that affirmative action represents the United States' longstanding principled and constitutional commitment to equal opportunity for all citizens. (EV)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, Dental Schools, Higher Education
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