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Teacher's Guide to Crusaders and Criminals, Victims and Visionaries - Historic Encounters Between Connecticut Citizens and the United States Supreme Court

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J K Byer; H Cohn; M Richards
Date Published
60 pages
This teacher's guide for a book that reviews 31 major U.S. Supreme Court cases originating in Connecticut over the last two centuries contains historical background, case notes, and legal techniques for laypersons.
The introduction outlines methods for teaching about U.S. Supreme Court cases, followed by a historical overview of the Connecticut court system, the Federal court structure, and U.S. Chief Justices. Notes on the 31 cases encompass the legal issues, discussion questions, and teaching strategies. The descriptions of legal techniques for laypersons cover how to brief a legal case, teach about the Supreme Court, read citations, and use Shepard's Citations. A glossary and a listing of 11 general resources for studying the U.S. Supreme Court. For the book ('Crusaders and Criminals, Victims and Visionaries'), see NCJ 106087.


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