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Chicago, IL 60604

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2018 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.

What’s the harm in a t-shirt? This year’s case, Minnesota Voter’s Alliance v. Mansky, challenges a Minnesota statute banning the display of political apparel, buttons and insignia at polling places. Should voters be permitted to wear shirts expressing their political philosophy when they go to vote? Does Minnesota’s ban on political apparel at polling places violate the First Amendment’s free speech clause?

Benefits of participation:

  • Teachers receive case information, policy analysis tools, interactive strategies, and classroom materials.
  • 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:

October 19, 2018– student training for 2-4 student delegates from each school (downtown Chicago)

November 16, 2018 – 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 Robert R. McCormick 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: runaas@crfc.org or (312) 663-9057 x203



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