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Health Care and the High Court

March 26-28 the U.S. Supreme Court heard six hours of legal arguments on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Coverage Act. Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases magazine recently published a special edition devoted entirely to these historic healthcare challenges. This four-color, 40-page special edition of Preview includes a primer on the history of the health-care system as well as background on the legal teams making the arguments. It also has expert predictions on how the cases will be decided.

 

Read more about this special edition!

Featured Articles

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Law Day Events/Activities

Tell us about the activities you have planned for Law Day and about your public/media event on May 1, 2012 and it will be highlighted on the Law Day website.

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The Politics of Voting

On the heels of the primary elections that are taking place in many states around the country, we ask the question "What are the politics of voting?"

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The NCHE in Kansas City

The National Council for History Education's Annual Conference was held in Kansas City, Missouri on March 23-24, 2012.

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A New Law & the Courts

This newly updated, comprehensive three volume publication takes an in depth look at the U.S. court system.

 

In the News

Supreme Court Justice Teaching Institute

 

The Florida Law Related Education Association hosted its annual Justice Teaching Institute held at the Florida Supreme Court. Read more about this wonderful opportunity for teachers.

Citizenship: What Every American Needs to Know

 

Star Group International published a guide highlighting information every American needs to know.

 

Read more and get details on the book.

Street Law, Inc. Celebrates 40th Anniversary

 

This month, Street Law celebrated 40 years of educating about the law, democracy and human rights. The vast resources and program offerings are an immense tool in the world of civic education.

NAACP Legal Defense Fund Leader Dies

 

John Payton, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. and an advocate for justice, equality and opportunity, passed on Thursday, March 23, 2012.

Educational Resources

 

- Law and Civic Education – Huffington Post

- Global Youth Justice

- Insights: Role of Courts in Our Constitutional Democracy

- ABA Division for Public Education

- State Court Accessibility Resources

- American Bar Association

A Glimpse Ahead

 

Additions to YourLaw Client Newsletter

In mid April 2012, YourLaw custom client newsletter will launch a newly designed subscription system. Existing subscribers will be able to upload and review their law firm's logo on the cover of YourLaw and easily manage their account

 

Stay tuned for more information on the enhanced, hassle free YourLaw subscriber system.

 

National Civics and Law Academy

The second annual American Bar Association Commision on Civic Education in the Nation's Schools National Civics and Law Academy took place March 18-22 in Washington, DC. Twenty-Six high school students from around the nation experienced the trip of a lifetime thanks to generous sponsors and friends of the ABA.

 

 

 

 


View first hand accounts and photos from the academy in the next issue of Law Matters.

 

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