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WOW-Here we go... The historical background of the law and Constitutional law in the very first chapter! It is a

treasure chest of information and ripe with controversy-exactly what our founding fathers envisioned. Put on your critical thinking hat and let's get started!

Here are a few areas which you might want to discuss in a post or fell free to come up with something of your own which you find of interest in the chapter. 

-Do you agree or disagree with the outcome of the cases in this chapter? Explain

-How powerful is the commerce clause? What is it and why?

-What is a precedent? Why does it exist? When might a court deviate from it? Can you cite an example of when or why a court has done so?

-In light of 9/11, do you think Americans should trade off some of their civil liberties?

-Do you think that the right of free speech can or should be traded off to reduce violence in America?

-What is free speech? What is symbolic speech? Can you yell FIRE at a crowded movie?

-Do you think burning the American Flag is just legal, illegal and or anti-American?


Gun Regulation: Banning Assault Rifles and or certain types of magazines. Could this be construed as a violation of a 2nd Amendment Constitutional Right to bear arms?

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