Thursday, February 11, 2016

Politics and Government Homework - Due - Friday, Feb 12

Read each of the following, take notes, and reflect on the Court's rulings. Do you agree or disagree? Why?

a) McCollum v Bd of Ed  
    McCollum v Bd of Ed

b) Zorach v Clauson 
Do you think New York release time program is significantly different from the program in McCollum? Explain.
Was the release time program constitutional? Why or why not?

c) Minerville v Gobitis

d) West Virginia v Barnette 

e) Engel v Vitale 

f) Abington School District v Shempp 

g) Edwards v Aguillard

h) Synthesis (About a paragraph or two): Has the Court done a decent job protecting the establishment clause in public schools, has it gone too far, or has it not gone far enough?

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