Thursday, February 27, 2014

Govt. Homework Due 3/3

Homework: Find a news article in which a criminal suspect has appealed his conviction, claiming his due process or equal protection rights have been violated.   Summarize and give your reactions to the article in three well-written paragraphs.

Some suggested articles:

High Court Orders New Trial for Murder Suspect Coerced into Confession by Police
As 2 Go Free, Brooklyn Conviction Challenges Keep Pouring In
Texas Prepares to Execute Mexican Despite Concerns That His Arrest Violated Law
Judges Must Warn About Deportation, New York Appeals Court Rules

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Government Homework Due Monday, Feb. 23

From the following list, choose one topic that is important to you:
__ Health care                        
__ Abortion     
__ Education               
__ Racial discrimination
__ Gun rights              
__ Taxes          
__ Income inequality  
__ Immigration (i.e. illegal)

Visit the following newspapers online: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post.  Select five articles that are related to your chosen topic.  Write a 500-word response to the news that includes the following:
-a brief summary of each article
-your reactions to what you've learned
-how these articles affect your opinion about your chosen topic

Your response should be typed or neatly handwritten.  As with all assignments, your spelling and grammar should be excellent.

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