Business Law:  Constitutional Rights

  1. Companion Web Resources:  Use pull-down menu to select Chapter 2)
  2. Videos:  Our legal System
    1. US Court System
    2. Civil Trial Procedures
    3. Criminal Trial Procedure


  1. Interactive Lessons:
    1. Foundations of the U.S. Constitution
    2. Division & Balance of Government Power
    3. The Internet & Constitutional Rights
  2. Email Your Rights (downloadable, printable, .pdf)
  3. Case Study:  State of Washington vs. Donald J. Trump 2/2/2017 (downloadable, printable .pdf). 
    1. Motion for Temporary Restraining Order (court filing, downloadable, printable .pdf)
    2. Motion for Leave to File Brief of Technology Companies Amicus Cureae In Support of Appellees (downloadable, printable .pdf, 2/5/2017)
  4. Case Study:  Freedom of Speech in School (Tinker vs. Des Moines Independent School District (downloadable, printable .pdf)
    1. What is Protected as Free Speech (downloadable, printable .pdf)
    2. Video:  Tinker vs. Des Moines
    3. Podcast:  Tinker vs. Des Moines
    4. Majority Opinion (downloadable, printable .pdf)
    5. Minority Opinion (downloadable, printable .pdf)
    6. Related Cases:  Bethel School District v. Fraser (478 U.S. 675, 1986), Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier (484 U.S. 260, 1988), Morse v. Frederick (551 U.S. __, 127 S. Ct. 2618, 2007) 
  5. Bill of Rights Practice Quiz (online interactive)
  6. Summative Case Study:  Corporate Personhood (2 page downloadable, printable .pdf)
    1. Are Corporations People? (downloadable, printable .pdf brochure)
    2. Video:  Should McDonald's & Monsanto Have the Same Rights as People? A Debate on Corporate Personhood
    3. Imagining Corporate Personhood (11 page downloadable, printable .pdf)
    4. The 14th Amendment:  1868 (4 page downloadable, printable .pdf)
    5. The 14th Amendment and the Jim Crow Laws (4 page downloadable, printable, .pdf)
    6. Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific R. Co. 118 U.S. 394, 1886 (full-text)
    7. Hijacking the 14th Amendment (4  page downloadable, printable .pdf)
    8. 10 Supreme Court Rulings That Turned Corporations Into People
    9. The History of Corporate Personhood (Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law)
    10. How a Clerical Error Made Corporations “People”
    11. A Century-Old Question: Are Corporations People? 
    12. Case Study Assessment Rubric (1 page downloadable, printable .pdf)

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