Government and Law Class
24 views | +0 today
Follow
Government and Law Class
Governent and Law class, my topics.
Curated by Emely Koehler
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Emely Koehler
Scoop.it!

Obama's Use of Executive Power Is Extreme, and Risky - Room for Debate

Obama's Use of Executive Power Is Extreme, and Risky - Room for Debate | Government and Law Class | Scoop.it
The decision to not deport more than a million illegal immigrants is likely to play well with Hispanic voters, but at what cost later on? By Linda Chavez.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emely Koehler
Scoop.it!

Bucking Trend, Supreme Court Still Rejects Video Coverage

Bucking Trend, Supreme Court Still Rejects Video Coverage | Government and Law Class | Scoop.it
Justices have defended their viewpoint of not allowing video in the courtroom by saying most Americans would not understand the workings of the court.
more...
Emma Long's comment, March 9, 2013 9:10 PM
I think it would be good to be able to see the Supreme Court at work. I think most people could understand what's happening if they are truly interested. It gives us a chance to see the "real government".
Scooped by Emely Koehler
Scoop.it!

First Day of 113th Congress Brings More Women to Capitol

First Day of 113th Congress Brings More Women to Capitol | Government and Law Class | Scoop.it
The first day of the 113th Congress brought a new diversity to the Capitol, including a record number of women and various firsts for the numbers of Latinos and Asians.
more...
Emma Long's comment, March 15, 2013 3:56 PM
I'm glad to see so much more diversity! It'll maybe represent a larger portion of the U.S.
Scooped by Emely Koehler
Scoop.it!

Obama Urges Congress to Reach Deal on Spending Cuts

Obama Urges Congress to Reach Deal on Spending Cuts | Government and Law Class | Scoop.it
President Obama pressed lawmakers on Tuesday to pass a package of limited spending cuts and tax changes to avoid the across-the-board reductions set to take effect on March 1.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emely Koehler
Scoop.it!

Russia to Ease Law on Political Parties

Russia to Ease Law on Political Parties | Government and Law Class | Scoop.it
Responding to the outcry over disputed parliamentary elections, Russian lawmakers on Friday unanimously approved legislation to make it easier to form and maintain new political parties.
more...
Emma Long's comment, March 2, 2013 5:17 PM
Russia's making it so easy to make a political party, that it won't have any effect on their current political situation.
Scooped by Emely Koehler
Scoop.it!

SPOiLER: How a Third Political Party Could Win (1-Hr Version)

Under the watch of the Democrats and Republicans the nation has amassed unprecedented debt, waged perpetual undeclared wars for profit, destroyed the middle ...
more...
Emma Long's comment, February 24, 2013 10:38 PM
Maybe having a third party win would be a good thing. We have become so polarized, a third party might represent some common ground.
Scooped by Emely Koehler
Scoop.it!

Pakistani Political Parties Call for Talks With Taliban

Pakistani Political Parties Call for Talks With Taliban | Government and Law Class | Scoop.it
The call for “peace through dialogue” with the Pakistani Taliban came after a day of talks by representatives of 27 political parties.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emely Koehler
Scoop.it!

Congressman McGovern introduces constitutional amendments to overturn Citizens United

more...
MsHaeussinger's comment, February 18, 2013 8:31 PM
Great story, Emely! This is a major issue in U.S. political debate. Should corporations, not the people who represent them, be allowed to donate to political campaigns?
Scooped by Emely Koehler
Scoop.it!

Understanding the U.S. Constitution part 1- 5 Key Concepts Everyone Should Know

Easily understand the basic concepts of the U.S. Constitution by mastering 5 Key Concepts. Understand Freedom, Liberty, Founding Principles and American Hist...
Emely Koehler's insight:

A video about the US Constitution. 

more...
Emma Long's comment, February 10, 2013 10:42 PM
I like how the Constitution works with the Declaration of Independence. It gives the U.S. a strong ability to govern, but it also gives its citizens freedom and rights. A lot of thought went into it.
Scooped by Emely Koehler
Scoop.it!

US faces new pressure to act amid charges of chemical attacks in Syria

US faces new pressure to act amid charges of chemical attacks in Syria | Government and Law Class | Scoop.it
The Assad regime and Syrian rebels traded accusations Tuesday of launching a chemical attack -- in an escalation that, if confirmed, would mark the first known use of chemical weapons in the civil war and could pressure the U.S.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emely Koehler
Scoop.it!

Supreme Court Limits Ruling on Deportation Warning

Supreme Court Limits Ruling on Deportation Warning | Government and Law Class | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court ruled that a federal judge in Illinois should not have set aside a conviction in that predated a 2010 decision.
more...
Emma Long's comment, March 9, 2013 9:08 PM
So they set aside a conviction so a woman isn't deported? I don't know if setting aside a conviction or being deported is worse.
Dane Andrew Johnson's comment, March 12, 2013 12:34 PM
so they are deporting all the illeagals?
Scooped by Emely Koehler
Scoop.it!

What Will Change After the Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling? - Room for Debate

What Will Change After the Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling? - Room for Debate | Government and Law Class | Scoop.it
What would the future hold if the Supreme Court strikes down the most controversial part of the health care law, the individual mandate?
more...
Emma Long's comment, March 15, 2013 3:54 PM
Well we know what happened, but it's good to know what the health care law entails.
Scooped by Emely Koehler
Scoop.it!

Congress Passes Debt Bill as a $1 Trillion Ax Looms

Congress Passes Debt Bill as a $1 Trillion Ax Looms | Government and Law Class | Scoop.it
The 64-to-34 vote ended for now a showdown that had threatened the full faith and credit of the United States government.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emely Koehler
Scoop.it!

Coca-Cola: Political Parties (Super Bowl 42 Commercial)

Aired during the 4th quarter.
Emely Koehler's insight:

Coca-Cola Commercial!

more...
Kelli Shealy's curator insight, August 7, 2015 9:21 PM

Coca-Cola Commercial!

Scooped by Emely Koehler
Scoop.it!

Indian Women Need a Political Party

Indian Women Need a Political Party | Government and Law Class | Scoop.it
Only a political party whose fate is tied to how women perceive it can begin to influence the system in a deep way.
more...
Emma Long's comment, March 2, 2013 5:21 PM
It's a nice thought, but it's going to take a long time for their government to allow women the right to participate fully in politics.
Scooped by Emely Koehler
Scoop.it!

Party Identity in a Gun Cabinet

Party Identity in a Gun Cabinet | Government and Law Class | Scoop.it
Whether someone owns a gun is a more powerful predictor of a person's political party than gender, sexual orientation or many other demographic traits.
more...
Emma Long's comment, February 24, 2013 10:34 PM
It's interesting how you can see the difference in gun ownership between parties. Democrats seem to not favor personally owning guns where the majority of Republicans do.
Dane Andrew Johnson's comment, February 25, 2013 12:27 PM
I think that it is crazy that the democratic party are going to break down gun ownership that far. I think that its weird that this year supposeably the democrats arent going to win the house, and they are for gun ownership and they usually always win.
Scooped by Emely Koehler
Scoop.it!

Senate Endorses Constitutional Amendment On Taxes

Senate Endorses Constitutional Amendment On Taxes | Government and Law Class | Scoop.it
The South Dakota Senate has endorsed a proposed
constitutional amendment that would require a two-
thirds vote to pass any ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Emely Koehler
Scoop.it!

Amendment Sought to Empower States to Repeal Federal Law

Amendment Sought to Empower States to Repeal Federal Law | Government and Law Class | Scoop.it
Those behind lawsuits to dismantle Obama’s health care overhaul propose the constitutional amendment, in which two-thirds of state legislatures could vote to overturn an act of Congress.
more...
Emma Long's comment, February 16, 2013 6:41 PM
A repeal amendment might be a very good thing for Americans. However, it could also slow things down even more in Congress, who don't work fast to begin with.
Dane Andrew Johnson's comment, February 25, 2013 12:29 PM
I also think that if they appeal that amendment it will be good for our government. it will alow us to get rid of that health care bill. we dont need it.
Scooped by Emely Koehler
Scoop.it!

Constitutional Topic: Citizenship - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net

Constitutional Topic: Citizenship - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net | Government and Law Class | Scoop.it
A discussion of the Constitutional Topic of Citizenship
more...
Emma Long's comment, February 8, 2013 3:54 PM
I didn't know how many ways you could be considered a citizen. Basically, as long as you have a parent who is a citizen or is living in the country, you are a citizen. Pretty sweet!