In this unit, you learned about the
Judicial Branch of the United States Government, and the Supreme Court
of the United States sometimes referred to as SCOTUS for short. For
this project, you will investigate the court's systems more closely by
selecting one of the following options:
Option A - Explain the concept of
judicial review. Give an example of one court case that involved
judicial review and how it was used in that case. This should be an
essay of at least 400 words. Be sure to cite your court’s page.
Option B - Compare the U.S. Supreme
Court with the other two courts in the U.S. federal court system. Either
write a 400-word essay or use a one-page table or chart to complete
this assignment. Don’t forget to cite your sources.
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Part 3- Go to the Colorado Judicial Branch’s website at www.courts.state.co.us and click on the
Go to the Colorado Judicial Branch’s website at
www.courts.state.co.us and click on the Supreme Court. Going into the
case announcements, find a case from any of the years listed to analyze.
You will not know what the cases are about until you click on them
individually; choose one at random, or choose one that interests you.
Then write a short 150-word summary of the case you read. Don’t forget
to cite your case number.