Town of Greece v. Galloway
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tep 1: Choose Your Case
Choose a case that has either been decided or will be decided this term:
You can go to OYEZ.ORG 2013 (Links to an external site.) cases for a list of current cases. If you decide to research some of the cases that have gotten a lot of press recently, you are welcome to choose one of these to research:
- Town of Greece v. Galloway
- Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby
- Fernandez v. California
- Riley v. California
- McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission
Step 2: Research Your Case
Find out the following information about your case:
- Has a decision been made in your case? If yes, what was that decision? How many Justices voted for/against the decision? (The page for the case you are researching on OYEZ.ORG (Links to an external site.) will have this information – at the bottom of the page you can also see who voted for/against this as well as sort by ideology).
- What is the issue being discussed? Summarize the main points.
- What are the two sides of argument? Summarize those.
- Why do you think this issue this issue is important? What impact could this have?
- Do you think ideology impacted this case? If so, how?
Some places to go to research more about your issue:
- Oyez.org (Links to an external site.)
- SCOTUS Blog (Links to an external site.) (the Supreme Court Blog – the search feature will pull up information about your case)
Step: 3 Create Your Summary + Thought Questions
Combine the information you have found and create a 300-400 word summary and analysis of this issue for your initial post in your own words based on your research.