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Senate Passes Landmark Bi-Partisan Immigration Bill

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Click to download video Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed a bill reforming America’s current immigration system, opening the possibility of a path to citizenship for…read more

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Supreme Court Declares DOMA Unconstitutional

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Click to download video Gay rights activists claimed victory Wednesday after the Supreme Court decided to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which…read more

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Field Director Charles White of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) speaks at a podium outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 25, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act

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The Supreme Court issued a ruling today that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is no longer constitutional, overriding objections from civil…read more

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Lesson Plan: Constitution Day: The 1965 Alabama Literacy Test

Constitution Day: The 1965 Alabama Literacy Test

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By Syd Golston Subjects Civics, Social Studies, American History Estimated Time One Class Period (45 minutes) Grade Level 9 – 12 Objective Students will: take…read more

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Lesson Plan: Constitution Day: The 1965 Alabama Literacy Test

Supreme Court Reconsiders the Voting Rights Act

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Click here to download video Teachers: this video includes a short story followed by a discussion with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal. Forty-eight…read more

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