- Go to www.oyez.org (Links to an external site.), and type in one of the following Supreme Court cases (there
are 3 options. Pick one):
Department of Homeland Security, et al. v. Regents of the University of California, et al.(2019)
Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission (2015)
Elonis v. United States (2015)
- Read the facts of the case and then click on the portion that says “oral argument” (it’s located in the middle
of the page).
Listen to how the first lawyer argues the case (it’s about 30 minutes)
Answer the following questions (in essay format- 1 page single spaced max):
-Did the Supreme Court Justices let the lawyer speak?
-Did they show bias in favor or against the lawyer’s argument?
-Were there any parts of the argument that you did not understand? If so, what were they?
-Were there any political terms that you could recognize based upon the readings and the lecture? If so, what
were they? ( avoid terms like Supreme Court and oral argument)