Unit 6

Why wasn’t the Bill of Rights originally in the US Constitution? - James Coll - Ted Ed - 4:32

An explanation of the origin of the Bill of rights. What were the arguments for and against an explicit declaration of rights? Why wasn’t the Constitution changed during the ratification debates to assuage the concerns of the Anti-federalists?

HS: 13, 14, 27

MS: limited discussion



Gamble v. United States [SCOTUSbrief] - The Federalist Society - 3:38

An overview of Gamble v. US. What is the central issue in the case? What is double Jeopardy? What is the doctrine of dual sovereigns?

HS: 26, 32, 31

MS: none



Due Process Rights in Criminal Case: The Right To Counsel - LawShelf - 7:10

An exploration of the origins and meaning of the right to counsel. What role does the defendant’s right to council play in providing a fair trial? How far does the right to counsel reach? What are some limits on the right to counsel?

HS: 32




Fourth Amendment: Exceptions to the Warrant Requirement (Part I) - LawShelf - 7:03

An explanation on the exceptions to the warrant requirement of the fourth amendment. What are some exceptions, and how were they established?

HS: 31



Fourth Amendment: Warrant Requirement Exceptions (Part II) - LawShelf - 6:51

A continuation of an explanation on the exceptions to the warrant requirement of the fourth amendment. What are some exceptions, and how were they established?

HS: 31



The Fourth Amendment: The Requirement of Probable Cause - LawShelf - 5:27

An explanation of probable cause as described by the fourth amendment. What is probable cause? How did it develop, and how do officers establish it?

HS: 31



Gideon v Wainwright - Khan Academy - 3:55

A brief exploration of the Supreme Court case Gideon v. Wainwright. What was the circumstance of the case? How did Gideon gain the attention of the Supreme Court?

HS: 179, 32



What is Cruel and Unusual Punishment? - NowThis World - 3:26

An explanation of cruel and unusual punishment? How does the Supreme Court decided what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment?

HS: 27, 32

MS: 27



Plea Bargaining in America: An Overview & Conversation [POLICYbrief] - The Federalist Society - 4:03

A conversation on plea bargaining in America. What is plea bargaining? What are some benefits to the defendant and to the prosecutors? What are some potential pitfalls?

HS: 31, 32

MS: none



The Gag Rule and Slavery - Center for Civic Ediucation - 1:32

A brief discussion of the Gag rule regarding discussion of slavery on the house floor.

MS: none



Freedom of Speech: Crash Course Government and Politics #25 - 6:51

An explanation of Freedom of speech in the context of the First Amendment? What speech is protected in the First Amendment? What are some limits on Free speech in the context of the First Amendment?

MS: 23

HS:29, 30



Time, Place, and Manner Restrictions - Center for Civic Education - 1:35

A brief explanation of Time, Place, and Manner Restrictions to the First Amendment.

MS: 23

HS: 29, 30



Positive Rights vs. Negative Rights - Learn Liberty - 4:23

An explanation of the distinction between negative and positive rights. What is the difference between Positive vs. Negative Rights? How might the two conflict?

HS: 27

MS: none



What is the Lemon Test? Lemon v. Kurtzman [No. 86] - The Federalist Society - 2:53

An explanation of the Lemon test in the context of the establishment clause of the First Amendment? What are the three prongs of the Lemon Test? How has the test been used in Court Cases? What are some criticisms of the Lemon Test?

HS: 28

MS: 24



What are the strict scrutiny, intermediate scrutiny, and rational basis tests - USlaw Essentials - 4:31

An explanation of the strict ,intermediate, and rational basis tests in the context of determining the Constitutionality of certain laws

HS: 19

MS: none