BREYER and SCALIA — ACTIVIST vs. ORIGINALISTBREYER and SCALIA — ACTIVIST vs. ORIGINALIST
PART I a. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXeUfVhDVUM
PART II b. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRKgOjNPxIM
This first topic from Chapter 1 is a video in two parts featuring two powerful Supreme Court Justices Breyer and Scalia; one who interprets the Constitution as a liberal, the other who interprets the document as a conservative. Listen as they discuss the subject of DUE PROCESS. Can you tell which justice is liberal? Which one is conservative?
Students are to watch the two videos and then write an analysis of what the justices were talking about. The focus should be on the justice’s interpretation of the Due Process clause from the U.S. Constitution (which can be found in Appendix B in the textbook.)
Each student analysis should highlight (1) what was learned from the video and (2) how it affected their understanding of Due Process. And then share that opinion with the rest of the class by posting a reply to the topic on the Discussion Board.