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1 Unit 2 Review Philosophical Chairs Chapter 5 Civil Liberties Chapter 6 Civil Rights

2 Philosophical Chairs Rules There will be no more than 9 participants per topic: 4 pro/4 con/1 position-taker After position-taker makes open statement, other participants get to respond. To respond, participants must first affirm the statements made by the previous speaker. Each topic gets no more than 5 minutes in the debate.

3 Topic #1 The 1st Amendment Religion Clauses review: Review the difference between the establishment & free exercise clauses. Review Engel, Everson, Bunn, Marsh, Reynolds and other cases. DEBATE: No government body at ANY level should be allowed to open with a prayer. CHAIRS

4 Topic #2 Search and Seizure review  Exclusionary Rule redefined and explained.  Weeks and Mapp cases significance?  School searches and TLO case. DEBATE: The exclusionary rule as applied allows criminals to get off on technicalities. CHAIRS

5 Topic #3 Due Process in 5 th and 14 th Amendments.  Distinguish the difference between substantive and procedural due process.  Outline the incorporation aspects of the due process clause.  Review the Escobedo, Miranda, and Gideon cases.  Discuss death penalty cases. DEBATE: The death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment. CHAIRS

6 Topic #4 Define the “Reasonableness” Standard and Substantial Relationship Standard with examples.  Discuss Reed & Rostker cases as examples.  Review ERA attempts, legislation and exceptions. DEBATE: Women should be required to register for the selective service draft. CHAIRS

7 Topic #5 Discuss abortion and privacy.  Discuss Roe v. Wade & related cases.  Use amendments to emphasize the rationale of the decision. DEBATE: Abortion should remain legal. CHAIRS

8 Topic #6 Define Affirmative Action.  Cases to support: Bakke, Bolliger, Gratz & Fisher decisions  Define and examine Constitutional rationale of programs. DEBATES: Affirmative Action is a form of reverse discrimination. CHAIRS

9 Topic #7 Gays and the Constitution – Right to privacy issues in Griswold & Lawrence case. – Gay marriage issues in Hollingsworth & Windsor cases. DEBATE: State bans on gay marriages should be declared unconstitutional. CHAIRS


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