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Each group MUST complete ALL of the scenarios.

FIRST group to CORRECTLY complete all 8 earns 10 points extra credit.

Each group MUST present their scenario on day two.

RED BOOK pg. 197
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BLUE BOOK pg. 250
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One

Two

Sara, an eighteen-year-old college student, is arrested for stealing a classmate’s term paper and selling it on the Internet. When she appears before the judge, she asks for a lawyer to help defend her. The judge tells her if she is smart enough to be in college, she knows enough to defend herself. Besides, she is not being charged with a felony, so the stakes are not very high.
A neighbor is suing the Joneses because a tree in the Joneses’ yard fell on their roof during a hurricane. The neighbors want the Jones family to pay $850 to have their roof repaired. Mr. Jones requests that a jury be present to hear this case. The judge says it is not necessary since the amount of the repairs is so small.
Which Right is being violated?
Which Right is being violated?
What amendment offers protection(if any)?
What amendment offers protection (if any)?

Three

Four

Carolyn is arrested for shoplifting a candy bar from a neighborhood convenience store. At trial, she is found guilty. The judge decides that the appropriate punishment is to cut off Carolyn’s hands so that she will not be able to shoplift again.
Mr. Reynolds, an avid hunter, opens the door of his home one day to find agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms outside. They inform him that certain provisions of a new federal law allow them to confiscate his rifles so that he may not engage in terrorist activities or plot against the United States government. They have no evidence that he is connected to any such activities.
Which Right is being violated?
Which Right is being violated?
What amendment offers protection(if any)?
What amendment offers protection (if any)?

Five

Six

As you prepare to board a plane to go on vacation, you are turned away at the gate. You are told that all travel plans to the nation you wish to visit have been cancelled because the United States government disagrees with its treatment of women.
Jesse, a fourteen-year old student, decides to protest the war in Iraq. He wears a T-shirt to school with a picture of the White House and the caption “Weapon of Massive Misinformation.” His principal pulls Jesse aside and asks him not to wear the shirt again because it is disruptive to the learning environment. Jesse wears it the next week and is suspended from school for three days.
Which Right is being violated?
Which Right is being violated?
What amendment offers protection(if any)?
What amendment offers protection (if any)?


Seven

Eight

Sixteen-year-old Ryan is the captain of the football team. Before the Friday night game, he and his teammates are required to submit to a drug test. Ryan’s test shows traces of marijuana. He is not allowed to participate in the game and he is suspended from school..
A known drug dealer is arrested for suspected connections to an inner city murder. The police act as though he should know why he has been arrested and immediately begin to interrogate him. They continue until he admits he knows the victim of the crime and was in the neighborhood where the murder took place.
Which Right is being violated?
Which Right is being violated?
What amendment offers protection(if any)?
What amendment offers protection (if any)?

Presentation

2-3 min
  • What was the problem?
  • What right is being violated?
  • How does the constitution offer protection?
  • What would you do if you were that person?