Teaching with Current Events
Read breaking news related to the Bill of Rights, gathered by Institute staff every school day, from reputable news sources across the country. Our news stories are chosen with young people in mind and on the basis of ease of use in the classroom, clarity of the constitutional issue, and neutral presentation. Most-clicked headlines are below, and you can find more stories grouped by constitutional principle on the menu to the left.
Brad Pitt Dismissed From Jury Duty For Being ‘Too Distracting’?!
Source: Entertainment Tonight
Ohio Supreme Court Sides With Toledo, Home-Rule Cities
Source: The Toledo Blade
Colorado Sued By Neighboring States Over Legal Pot
Source: USA Today
Ferguson Protesters Join in With Cleveland
Source: WKYC 3 Cleveland
A.C. Homeowner Fighting Eminent Domain Delivers Petition
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer
Freedom of Religion? Mosque Debate in Georgia Town Reveals Sharp Divide
D.C. Bill That Would Allow For Insurance Coverage of Abortions Faces Uncertain Future
Source: The Washington Times
Appeals Court: Reporter Does Not Have to Disclose Source
Source: CBS Chicago
Cursing Teen at Mill Pond Ignites Debate on Freedom of Speech
Source: The Detroit Free Press
Oberlin College Denies Request to Suspend Failing Grades to Give Relief to Students Who Demonstrated
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