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Scotus Summary: Separation Of Powers In Zivotofsky V. Kerry, Wilson Huhn Jun 2015

Scotus Summary: Separation Of Powers In Zivotofsky V. Kerry, Wilson Huhn

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Welcome to Supreme Podcast, and the summary of the decision of the Supreme Court in Zivotofsky v. Kerry.

This is a Separation of Powers case involving a dispute between the President and Congress over the recognition of a foreign country, in this case the power of the President to determine which foreign government, if any, has territorial sovereignty over the City of Jerusalem. By a vote of 6-3 the Supreme Court upheld the President’s exclusive and conclusive authority to make that determination.


Education And The Constitution: Shaping Each Other And The Next Century, Elizabeth Reilly Jan 2000

Education And The Constitution: Shaping Each Other And The Next Century, Elizabeth Reilly

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Thinking about the interaction between the Constitution and education reveals that they are deeply interconnected, at profound levels of interdependence and complexity. Those connections are often strikingly visible, but are sometimes quite subtle.

A fundamental interdependence was formed with the decision to formulate our governmental structure as a democratic republic. The Constitution created the necessity for adequate public education to prepare the citizenry to exercise the role of self-government. An educated voting public underpins a successful democratic structure, as was explicitly recognized in Brown v. Board of Education, in which the Court acknowledged:

the importance of education to our democratic ...