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Trump’s Supreme Court pick is a lesson in the three branches of government

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On Monday, President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to become the next justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. 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

Study guide: Supreme Court ruling on the travel ban

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In a 5-4 decision last week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected challenges to President Donald Trump’s third travel ban — aimed at mostly Muslim countries. Continue reading

“RBG” film traces Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s continuing fight for equality

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“I ask no favor for my sex. All I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks,” states Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a new documentary about her life. Continue reading

Ten classroom resources for teaching students about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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April 4, 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The anniversary presents an important opportunity to…read more

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