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Oyez. Oyez. Oyez.: Supreme Court Resource features abstracts and other materials on Constitutional law cases decided by the United States Supreme Court. Visitors can learn about the Court, search case law, listen to recordings...  (Northwestern University, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Supreme Court of the United States provides information on the High Court's docket, calendar and schedule, opinions and orders, and visitation schedule. It offers advice on how to file a case with the court, court...  (U.S. Courts)
Interactive Constitution lets you search the Constitution and find relevant passages and explanations. Discover how the Constitution relates to more than 300 topics, from civil rights to school prayer...  (National Constitution Center) provides lessons, teaching guides, best practices, and other resources for teaching history. See videos on "what is historical thinking," teaching history in elementary school, and...  (, supported by Department of Education)
African American History Month Federal Resources The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution...  (Library of Congress)
Federal Court Concepts introduces students to the U.S. federal court system. It describes the structure of the federal courts, the kinds of cases that federal courts hear, the Supreme Court, and how federal...  (CATEA, supported by Department of Education)
The Great Chief Justice at Home offers photos of John Marshall's residence in Richmond, Virginia. This website also describes how Marshall, who wrote 519 opinions in his 34 years as chief justice (1801-1835)...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
United States v. Thomas Cooper: A Violation of the Sedition Law presents facsimiles of 8 printed and hand-written documents surrounding the case of Thomas Cooper, a lawyer and newspaper editor in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, who was indicted, prosecuted...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Fugitive from Labor Cases: Henry Garnett and Moses Honner encourages students to analyze historic documents related to two fugitive slave cases and determine the impact events of the period 1850 to 1860 had on them. The Henry Garnett and...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Federal Judicial Center is the education and research agency for the federal courts. Learn about the federal court system - how the various courts work, are organized, and fit into the U.S. system of...  (Federal Judicial Center)
Constitutional Issues: Watergate and the Constitution examines Constitutional issues surrounding the resignation of President Nixon and looks at the specific question: Should the Watergate Special Prosecutor seek an indictment of the...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
National Criminal Justice Reference Service provides information and statistics on drugs and crime, law enforcement, juvenile justice, school safety, courts, and other topics related to criminal justice...  (Department of Justice)
Courts to Classes helps students learn about the federal court system. Teachers can use the site to connect court-related issues to students' everyday lives. Visitors can learn about the "Open Doors of...  (U.S. Courts)
Inside the Courtroom: The Role of the Federal Prosecutor tells how prosecutors are appointed and explains how they carry out their duties.It features a case history, a glossary of legal terms, and descriptions of the duties of other federal...  (Department of Justice)

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