federalism

#MonitoringTheMidterms: Does the Constitution forbid gerrymandering?

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Is gerrymandering constitutional? Or does it violate the First and Fourteenth Amendments? Use this lesson with your students to learn more about gerrymandering’s impact on the electoral process. Continue reading

New challenges in aftermath of family separation

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Democratic attorneys general in 17 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration, arguing that its family separation policy violated the due process and equal protection clauses of the Fifth Amendment. Continue reading

Does Trump’s school safety plan make schools safer?

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The Trump Administration shared its plan to end school shootings on Sunday. It was met with wide criticism for not doing enough to address the problem. Continue reading

Puerto Rico: What is the role of the federal government after a disaster?

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This PBS NewsHour Extra video lesson explores Hurricane Maria which struck the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, resulting in an emergency situation for the three and half million American citizens on the island. Continue reading

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