Keeping Up with SCOTUS
by Mary Ellen Daneels, Civics Instructional Specialist
With the pending confirmation vote in the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) and emerging issues related to voting and elections working their way through the court system, keeping up with the courts while navigating a challenging school year can be difficult for #CivicsIntheMiddle educators.
UIC Professor of Law Steven D. Schwinn (@sschwinn) to provide accessible insight into the Supreme Court — from the impact of the election to the cases before the Justices and the drama at oral argument. Classrooms can join these conversations on the ABA Public Education's Twitter for streaming videos (@abapubliced) or visit the ABA Division for Public Education’s YouTube channel. Each installment is less than 30 minutes in length. Current offerings include:
- The Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg
- The Upcoming 2020 Election — What to Know and How to Engage Students
- A Preview of Carney v. Adams
- The Brennan Center for Justice Project Election 2020
- Marc Elias's Democracy Docket, which tracks election-related litigation
- Rick Hasen's Election Law Blog
What are you doing to help your students engage with the judicial branch? Please comment below. Together, we can prepare all students for college, career, and civic life in tradition, remote and hybrid classrooms.