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2016 Equal Justice Under Law
Equal Justice Under Law is a constitutional issue and public policy program for high school students designed to enhance your students understanding of a recently decided U.S. Supreme Court Case.
This year’s case, Utah v. Strieff, considers the scope of the Fourth Amendment’s exclusionary rule when an illegal stop leads to the discovery of public information that justifies an arrest. Does the exclusionary rule apply when an officer learns during an illegal stop that there is a warrant for the suspect’s arrest and after arrest, he finds incriminating evidence during the search incident to arrest?
What is the future of the exclusionary rule? If the State of Utah prevails, it will be a significant win for the police and will go a long way towards creating an exception to the exclusionary rule for searches of persons who have outstanding warrants.
Benefits of participation:
- Teachers receive case materials, policy analysis tools, interactive strategies, and classroom lessons.
- Students receive training on issues, policy analysis tools, and case materials. Students also have the opportunity to meet public officials, legal experts, policymakers, and peers from different schools and discuss current policy questions.
This year's important dates are:
November 18, 2016 – student training for 2-4 student delegates from each school (downtown Chicago)
December 9, 2016 – conference for all student delegates** (downtown Chicago)
Equal Justice Under Law is a program of the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago and is supported in part by a grant from the Stuart Family Foundation.
**There is no limit on the number of students who participate in school-based activities. The maximum number of student delegates per school will be determined by the total number of registered schools for the program. In general, delegations normally include 14-16 students per school. Exceptions can sometimes be made on a case-by-case basis.
For More Information Contact:
Dee Runaas: firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 663-9057 x203
Lynda Murphy: email@example.com or (312) 663-9057 x202
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Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago
Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago (CRFC) strengthens American democracy by providing elementary and secondary students with hands-on learning about the Constitution to prepare them for informed civic engagement. Nonprofit and nonpartisan, CRFC develops and delivers interactive programming, classroom-tested professional development, and problem-based curricula that address rights and responsibilities, law, and policy. Founded in 1974, CRFC is an independent 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Chicago.