Current Constitutional Issues Assignment



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Current Constitutional Issues Assignment
In this assignment you are supposed to choose ONE constitutional issue from the list below. If you click on the individual issues, the link will provide some introductory information concerning them, but, of course, you should do some further research on your own. You are required to write a 1,000-word essay in which you explain the issue of your choice and scrutinize how it connects to at least TWO of the democratic ideals and constitutional principles below. SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 5. For details concerning format, style, referencing, plagiarism and late submission please consult the course syllabus.

Democratic Ideals and Constitutional Principles


Equality

Democracy

Liberty

Justice

Protection

Rights

Opportunity

Unity

Tranquility

Well-being



List of Constitutional Issues

The PATRIOT Act/Wiretapping

Guantanamo Bay/Prisoner Torture

Same-sex Marriage Amendments

Flag Protection Amendments

Death Penalty

Abortion Rights

Police Search and Seizure

Assisted Suicide

Displaying the Ten Commandments on Public Land

Gun Control

Library Filters

Teaching of Creationism vs. Evolution in Public Schools

Displaying the Confederate Flag

Student Expression/Dress Code

Off-campus conduct

Internet Conduct/Myspace

Military Recruiters

Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance

Funding Faith-based Organizations

Affirmative Action

Curfews/Loitering



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