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DC Handgun Case - A breakdown of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in the DC handgun case

DC Handgun Case - A breakdown of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in the DC handgun case | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
In a landmark ruling in the DC handgun case, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the handgun ban and ruled for the first time that the Second Amendment provides individuals a constitutional right to own guns for self-defense. This article provides background behind the DC handgun case and a look at how the handgun case impacts gun owners nation-wide.

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The Supreme Court and the reality of racial preferences - Washington Post (blog)

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The Supreme Court and the reality of racial preferences
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In a 6-2 decision, the Supreme Court today struck down a challenge to a Michigan law forbidding state universities from considering race in their admissions.
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Town of Greece v. Galloway -- Brief History of the Establishment Clause

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Ross Techmanski's curator insight, December 17, 2013 10:01 PM

i think when it comes to seperation of religion and state there dose need to to be a wall.  i think in recent court cases they are seperating to much.  for example i think the commen religion that dose establish a god should be recognize.  in the santa fe case it is ok to say a prayer befor a game.  we are a majority rules country and if only 3 percent of the population proclaimes themself athiest it is ok to pray to a genral god for safty before a game.

Maddie Callen's curator insight, December 20, 2013 11:34 AM

The article does a good job explaining the history of the establishment clause. The article is about a town that conducts prayers before every town meeting. Some small towns are predominatly one religion and no one will get offended or have a problem with it but the governmnet will insist on prohibiting this. Some take the amendment literally in that there should be a seperation between church and state but they should be able to step in on a case like this.

Alex fowler's curator insight, February 3, 2014 10:26 PM
In the video clips they talk about what is and is not okay based off of the informal amendments to the ways of Americans. I think religious cases are interesting and i think it is important to have separation of the church and state.
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Supreme Court Hears Cases on Contraception Rule

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The justices are considering challenges to a part of the health care law from the owners of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, who say they try to run their businesses on religious principles.

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Will the Supreme Court License Anti-Gay Discrimination? - Huffington Post

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Will the Supreme Court License Anti-Gay Discrimination?

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BY 11/21 -- America's Free Speech is Perplexing to the Rest of the World

BY 11/21 -- America's Free Speech is Perplexing to the Rest of the World | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
While even highly offensive speech is protected in the U.S., that level of freedom is quite unique.

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Paulina Ho's curator insight, December 19, 2013 8:52 PM

Although many nations around the world are democracies, the U.S is unique because it gives its people more personal freedom. The U.S. isn't conscerned with other people getting offended, as long as each person has the right to expression it is okay. The only ban that we have on this is clear and present danger. There are certain guidlines that have developed in order to rule an action potentially dangerous or not. Other countries are astounded by this practice.

Nghi Bui's curator insight, December 20, 2013 4:38 PM

No protections for those that shrieks obscenities and the clause to discern speeches that invokes clear and present danger are there. This just lacks bold enforcement. Governments are scared of crazy Americans' revolts and teachers fear students. Of course the rest of the world looks down on us. We lack culture, sophistication and moderation.

 

Alex fowler's curator insight, February 2, 2014 10:32 PM

This article talks about how France prohibited people from talking about prophet mohammad and how although they are a democratic country free speech is not as open as it is in the US over there are stricter rules. I think one of the great things about America is the freedom to make your own choices and speak up and how you are aloud to say what you want. People who have problems with the government are aloud to voice there opinions here it would be against the 1st amendment to limit free speech. Obviously there are offensive things people should not say but we are aloud to voice our opinions when and how we want.