In Our Defense by Caroline Kennedy and Ellen Alderman is a primer about the Bill of Rights. Each chapter focuses on one of the first ten amendments of the United States Constitution, using an actual case to study the issues surrounding that amendment. Each week our class will review one chapter, one amendment and that one case, discussing the laws that have developed from those facts. As these are not recent cases, the class will use each case as the springboard for our discussion about how and why laws change, current laws focusing on that amendment and how constitutional amendments and the cases which follow those protected rights affects our daily lives.
Book: In Our Defense, Caroline Kennedy andEllen Alderman