Lesson 15 - The Judiciary and Eminent Domain: the Case of Kelo v. City of New London
The students learn about the importance of private property rights and the enforcement of those rights. They are introduced to the concept of eminent domain and its grounding in the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. To explore issues of property rights, the students play roles in a simulated U.S. Supreme Court press conference attended by Justice Stevens and Justice O'Connor.
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