December 12, 2017 at 5:00pm
The Robert H. Jackson Center will host a community reception at the Jackson Center on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 to pay tribute to Randy and recognize his enormous contributions to the community.
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.
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