United States Supreme Court

Article III of the United States Constitution states, "The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.” The court acts as the protector and interpreter of the Constitution. 

Supreme Court Resources
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Resources and Discussion Questions Curated for Middle and High School Students

Supreme Court Decisions

Descendants team up to teach the positive lessons of the infamous 'Plessy v. Ferguson'

By: Gregory M. Lamb <br>The Christian Science Monitor
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Diversity’s benefits in the Supreme Court

By: the Monitor's Editorial Board
If confirmed as a justice, Judge Jackson would help reinforce the need for the law to reflect the Constitution’s universal principles.

Supreme Court: 1964 civil rights law protects LGBTQ workers

By: Mark Sherman Associated Press

Jonathan Rapping helps give poor and minority Americans a strong defense in court

By: Patrik Jonsson<br> Staff writer of <br>The Christian Science Monitor<br> <h5...
Jonathan Rapping co-founded Gideon’s Promise to assist idealistic public defenders, who fight long odds to make sure the scales of justice are fairly balanced.

Share the importance of Brown vs. Board of Education decision with students. 

Little Rock Nine Lesson Plan
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Research Supreme Court Decisions and their impact.

Supreme Court Justices

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By: Carlos E. Aguilar

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By: Brooke Sims

Sonia Sotomayor

By: Brandon Gallo

Sonia Sotomayor

By: Zhan Ouyang

Sandra Day O'Connor

By: Alex from Leawood

Sandra Day O'Connor

By: Mariah from Lafayette

Thurgood Marshall

By: Vijay
Thurgood Marshall was appointed as the first African American Supreme Court Justice and advanced desegregation in the United States.

Thurgood Marshall - Reigning Supreme

By: Michael Mahue Moore
I've been with you from the beginning

Clarence Thomas

By: Megan from Eden Prairie
Clarence Thomas is the second African American ever to be a part of the U.S. Supreme Court.

External Links

Curriki Studio:Landmark SCOTUS Cases
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Laura Nietzer

The United States Supreme Court resource was created by MY HERO Education Outreach Director Laura Nietzer.

Organizer created on 7/7/2022 9:45:47 AM by Laura Nietzer

Last edited 11/28/2023 3:39:49 PM by Laura Nietzer