Select any one of the following for your original:
- What effect have the federal courts had the government’s ability to enforce national security? Find a federal court case or news article from the last two months illustrating the effects of the federal courts on terrorism, immigration, or other issues related to national security.
- The task this week is to discuss how the Supreme Court determines which cases to hear, which cases not to take, and why. Select a recent Supreme Court case from “Recent Decisions” on the Supreme Court website http://www.supremecourt.gov/, and give a brief summary and explain why the Supreme Court accepted it for adjudication.
- Select any historical Supreme Court decision that had a major impact on the U.S. government, the states, or basic rights of Americans or residents. Provide a brief summary and why that decision was worthy of discussion.
To assist in this assignment, please view the PowerPoint presentation on the Supreme Court process.
Post by 11:55 pm Eastern Time on Friday, and provide substantive replies to your classmates by 11:55 pm Eastern Time on Sunday. Forum responses should be no less than 300-500 words. Replies should be no less than 150+ words. Use proper salutations and good paragraphs.
If your topic has already been selected by another, add your original post to that thread, do not create a new thread. I like to keep like topics together as it is easier for continuity of ideas. This is why it is critical to use salutations in the subject line and the message itself. 🙂
A 300-word post and 150-word replies are the minimum requirements to earn a grade of a “C” or higher, but they will not automatically result in an “A” for a grade. Review the rubric that’s linked below for grading criteria before posting.
Please be sure that you have completed and proofread your work before posting it. You will not be able to delete your work once you’ve submitted it, similar to the way exams and papers have been submitted.