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From Legislative to Judicial Branch

TimeApril 15, 2013

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:Am. Government

Students will be finishing up their voting this week in E-Congress if they have not done so. Some students have already moved on to the next project, which is associated with our next unit: The Judicial Branch. Students are researching the professional and personal lives of the nine present Supreme Court justices and a few of the past justices. There is a rubric in each student's drive detailing what students need to address in their projects. 

For homework, those students who have not finished voting in E-Congress will do that. For those who have already finished E-Congress voting, they will answer the following question: What is a filibuster? Why do we only see filibusters in the Senate and not in the House?

Although we went over the concept of the filibuster at the beginning of the unit on the Legislative Branch, it is good to revisit the issue. We will also be discussing in class how the use of the filibuster has changed in recent years.

As usual, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to drop me an e-mail at bidellb@nhalv.org.