May 15, 2018 at 10:00am
Dr. Allida Black, research professor of History and International Affairs at The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs and the founding editor of The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers is the 2018 Young Readers Program speaker.
These three 45-minute lessons for grade 11 United States History and Government focus on student analysis of a landmark Supreme Court decision that continues to set a precedent for the Court today.
Cass Sunstein, writing for Bloomberg View, June 1, 2015, stated, "If we had to preserve just one Supreme Court opinion to show some other civilization what American constitutional law is all about, I'd pick Jackson's prose poem in the Barnette Case."
The Robert H. Jackson Center envisions a global society where the universal principles of equality, fairness and justice prevail.
JACKSON CENTER EVENTS
This Day in Nuremberg
The very purpose of the Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One's right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections.
West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 (1943) at 638