Democracy now

write five one page double spaced typed entries that consist of critical and analytical responses [not a summary] to five different current events on this news program – please visit Please apply key course concepts to a current event. Please underline the key terms from the course in each entry (each entry should have at least three core concepts from the course). Key: Please include a statement of what at least three of the authors we have read in this course would say about the current event for each democracy now journal entry. Do you agree or disagree? Why or why not? Be sure include citations from the reading material.
Key Terms

Chapter on The Supreme Court and the American Judiciary

Adversary system
Appeals process
Writ of habeas corpus
Judicial activism
Judicial restraint
Supreme Court
Stare decisis
Judicial review
Original jurisdiction
Appellate jurisdiction
In forma pauperis (as a pauper)
Rule of four
Dissenting opinion
Opinion of the Court
Concurring opinion
Eleventh Amendment
Marbury v. Madison
Legislative intent
Oral argument
Solicitor General of the US

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Chapter on Civil Liberties

Bill of Rights
Unreasonable search and seizure
Fair and speedy trial
Cruel and unusual punishment
Roper v. Simmons (2005)
Right to be represented by an attorney
Civil rights
Hamdan v. Rumsfield (2006)
Boumediene v. Bush (2008)
14th Amendment
Ex post facto laws
Gitlow v. New York (1925)
Selective incorporation
Due process clause
Civil disobedience
Due process rights
Rights of criminal suspects
Search warrant
Terry v. Ohio (1968)
Mapp v. Ohio (1961)
Exclusionary rule
Right to remain silent
Miranda v. Arizona (1966)
Fair trial procedures
Grand jury
Impartial jury
Ewing v. California (2003)
Death penalty
Clear and present…..
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Chapter on Civil Rights

Civil rights
Enemy combatants
White supremacy
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954)
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Woman’s suffrage
Equal protection clause
Due process clause
Strict scrutiny test
Literacy test
White primary
Racial gerrymandering
Poll tax
Voting Rights Act of 1965
Jim Crow Laws
Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
Restrictive covenants
De jure segregation
De facto segregation
Equality of opportunity
Equality of condition
Separate but equal doctrine
Affirmative action
Americans with Disabilities Act”




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