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Retired justice developing online civics lessons (Sandra Day O'Connor)
Associated Press ^ | Jun 4, 2008 | Unknown

Posted on 06/04/2008 4:56:32 PM PDT by decimon

NEW YORK — Sandra Day O'Connor is developing a free interactive Web program for middle schoolers on the U.S. court system.

The program will be called Our Courts and allow students to participate in realistic government simulations and investigate and argue actual cases.

Arizona State and Georgetown universities are helping the retired Supreme Court justice develop the program.

Arizona State professor James Paul Gee says the program will teach children the importance of free and independent courts in a democracy.

The Web site will be launched this fall.

O'Connor is the first woman to have served on the nation's highest court.

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On the Net:

Our Courts: http://www.ourcourts.org/


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: civicseducation; judiciary; oconnor

1 posted on 06/04/2008 4:56:33 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Somehow, I wouldn’t think studying “civics” from Sandra Day O’Connor would be worth too much. She is a big government person through and through.


2 posted on 06/04/2008 5:02:14 PM PDT by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: decimon

Maybe Sandy’s civic lesson will include an explanation of how McCain-Fengold is constitutional because it’s only a “marginal” violation of the First Amendment.


3 posted on 06/04/2008 5:08:02 PM PDT by KingSnorky
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To: decimon
(Sandra Day O’Connor's) program will teach children the importance of free and independent courts in a democracy.

What her program will not teach is how courts have morphed into tyrannical shock troops of the radical Left.

4 posted on 06/04/2008 5:18:00 PM PDT by Jacquerie (The income tax code is a daily mugging - Ronaldus Magnus)
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To: decimon
One of the worst things Reagan did. I recall when he appointed her that some prominent anti-abortion people in Arizona said she was one of their worst enemies.

I still can't understand it.

5 posted on 06/04/2008 5:22:59 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: decimon

How many “prongs” will her lessons have? Will we take into account “evolving standards of decency”? What about foreign jurisprudence?


6 posted on 06/04/2008 5:23:08 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan ("If we were dog food, they'd take us off the shelf." Rep. Tom Davis on the "Republican Brand")
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How many “prongs” will her lessons have? Will we take into account “evolving standards of decency”? What about foreign jurisprudence?

Too many penumbras to your questions. I can't cope.

7 posted on 06/04/2008 5:25:21 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

*LOL* I was worried I was being too nerdy. *L*


8 posted on 06/04/2008 5:28:06 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan ("If we were dog food, they'd take us off the shelf." Rep. Tom Davis on the "Republican Brand")
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To: decimon

Thank you for posting this.


9 posted on 06/04/2008 5:28:45 PM PDT by Tammy8 (Please Support and pray for our Troops, as they serve us every day.)
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