Can You Start a Bible Study Club at School? | Westside Community Board of Education v. Mergens

Can You Start a Bible Study Club at School? | Westside Community Board of Education v. Mergens

Mr. Beat presents Supreme Court Briefs Omaha, Nebraska, 1985 A group of students at Westside High School wants to form a Christian Bible Study Club that would meet after school, but on school grounds. One of the students, Bridget Mergens, asks the principal, James Finley, if they can do so, but he says no, saying […]

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Can Texas Secede From the Union? | Texas v. White

Can Texas Secede From the Union? | Texas v. White

Mr. Beat presents Supreme Court Briefs Austin, Texas 1851 As promised in the Compromise of 1850, the United States Congress pays the state of Texas $10 million in bonds. Flash forward to February 1, 1861, and both Texas citizens and members of the Texas state legislature vote for the state to secede, or leave the […]

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Janus v. AFSCME: Union Fees & the First Amendment [SCOTUSbrief]

Janus v. AFSCME: Union Fees & the First Amendment [SCOTUSbrief]

The issue in this case are whether public sector union fees are constitutional. The parties to this case are Mark Janus, Child Support Specialist Employed by the State of Illinois, and the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Council 31, otherwise known as AFSCME Council 31, as well as various departments of the […]

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What Is Privilege?

– Some people are born into families where they have to walk miles just to get water. All I have to do is turn on a faucet- that’s privilege. (deep music) – I think privilege is when some people have some things and other people don’t have things. – I feel privilege is something that […]

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Public Union: Public Enemy

Public Union: Public Enemy

How would you like to fund politicians with whom you strongly disagree? Not interested? How about if I… forced you? How would I do that? Well, what if I said: if you don’t pay, you lose your job. For decades millions of state and local government workers – police, firefighters, teachers, and others – have […]

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We Talk to Interracial Couples 50 Years After Loving v. Virginia (HBO)

We Talk to Interracial Couples 50 Years After Loving v. Virginia (HBO)

— I didn’t realize how bad it was until we got married…— 50 years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Richard and Mildred Loving, granting them, and anyone, the right to marry a spouse of a different race. It was a historic moment for civil rights in America, but also a […]

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