Guiding Thought Question: Read through the different cases regarding the Endangered Species Act (Choose one from HERE) and give a brief synopsis of how the Supreme Court got involved in the protection of species. Also give a quick summary of how the court ruled.
Today's Learning Objective: Students will examine the role of the Supreme Court, how it functions, and its specific powers, and will look at the methods the courts use to influence the political laws of the United States. Students will complete a research project to examine the rights that were protected by a specific Supreme Court Case.
Central Question: How is the Judicial Branch able to use its powers and oversight to influence legislation and executive actions towards the environment? (1.2.c, 1.2.a, 1.2.d, 1.1.c)
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