Trayvon Martin Shooting and Stand Your Ground Laws eLesson

April 24th, 2012 by

Stand Your Ground and Castle Doctrine Laws eLesson Media coverage of the Trayvon Martin case has brought “Stand-Your-Ground” laws to the attention of many throughout the country.   Some have speculated that George Zimmerman, charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of Martin, may cite Florida’s “Stand-Your-Ground” law in his defense.  Florida’s “Stand-Your-Ground” law Read more…

Thinking About Applying for the Constitutional Academy?

April 16th, 2012 by

Are you thinking of applying for the Constitutional Academy? Are you thinking of recommending your students to apply? Watch this video from a Constitutional Academy alum to learn more about what to expect during your time at the Academy. Email Academy@BillofRightsInstitute.org if you have questions or see our website at www.BillofRightsInstitute.org/Academy

Florence v. The Board of Chosen Freeholders

April 12th, 2012 by

On April 2, the Supreme Court delivered a 5-4 decision in Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Burlington. The question in Florence centered around the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable search and seizures. The Court was asked to consider if the Fourth Amendment permits jail officers to conduct a suspicion-less strip Read more…