Understand rhetorical situations and rhetorical appeals, and analyze texts.Becoming an effective writer means learning to read like a writer.
Writers contemplate the writing of others through a rhetorical lens, and in this project, you will use these same
analytical skills to practice the work of reading texts critically by analyzing an article related to race and social
justice. In particular, you will be analyzing the text for what it reveals about the writer’s rhetorical choices and
the ways in which that writer interpreted and responded to their own call to write.
Here are some questions you might want to address in your textual analysis:
• What message is the writer communicating?
• Why is this message so important? What is this message in response to culturally or historically?
• What values and beliefs help construct the message?
give effect to a right or fundamental freedoms” (Art. 20(3) (a)). This is the very foundation for well – informed inputs before the Court, which inherently, justifies the admission of amici curiae. We have a duty to ensure that our decisions enhance the right of access to justice, as well as open up positive lines of development in jurisprudence, to serve the judicial system within the terms of the Constitution The Constitution further bestows upon all State Organs and all public officers the duty to respond to the needs of vulnerable groups within the society (Art. 21(3)). This obligation, in the context of an enlarged locus in the enforcement of fundamental rights and freedoms (Article 22(2), and of the enforcement of the Constitution itself (Article 258), enjoins that a person seeking to canvass the values and principles under the Constitution, by applying legal expertise, materials, or information available, is a potential friend of the Court. The evolution of the amicus role in Kenya is distinguishable from the position in jurisdictions such as the United States, Australia, South Africa and Ireland. This distinction surfaces in the light of the decision of the Supreme Court of Ireland, in I v. Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform: “…….the court is satisfied that it does have an inherent jurisdiction to appoint an amicus curiae where it appears that this might be of assistance in determining an issue before the court. It is an unavoidable disadvantage of the adversarial system of litigation in common law jurisdictions that the courts are, almost invariably, confined in their consideration of the case to the submissions and other materials, such as relevant authorities, which the parties elect to place before the court. Since the resources of the court itself in this context are necessarily limited, there may be cases in which it would be advantageous to have the written and oral submissions of a party with a bona fide interest in the issue before the court which cannot be characterized as a meddle>GET ANSWER