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Mara, Wil

Summary: In Democracy at Work, readers will learn about another side of the American government, both past and present. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia, and ask questions about current events as well as the readers' own lives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cherry Lake Publishing 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 320.4 MAR

Stein, R. Conrad.

Summary: Discusses the role of Congress in governmental separation of powers, defines the powers and rights held by Congress, and examines how the balance of power between the President and Congress has shifted in the last two centuries.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Childrens Press 1995

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 328.73 STE

Irons, Peter H.

Summary: A thirty-six lecture course that traces the development of the United States Supreme Court from its founding to the present, with a focus on the landmark cases that have reflected conflicts in American society.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

4 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 347 IRO
Call number: CD 347 IRO PART 1
Call number: CD 347 IRO PART 2
Call number: CD 347 IRO PART 3

Breyer, Stephen G.

Summary: Justice Breyer discusses what the Court must do going forward to maintain that public confidence and argues for interpreting the Constitution in a way that works in practice. He forcefully rejects competing approaches that look exclusively to the Constitution's text or to the eighteenth-century views of the framers. Instead, he advocates a pragmatic approach that applies unchanging...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 347.73 BRE

Scalia, Antonin

Summary: After 30 years on the bench, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia is still brilliant, colorful, visionary, tenacious, witty, and controversial. Yet most Americans have probably not read even one of his several hundred Supreme Court opinions. In Scalia's Greatest Dissents, Kevin Ring, former counsel to the U.S. Senate's Constitution Subcommittee, lets Justice Scalia speak for himself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Regnery Pulishing, A Divisionof Salem Media Group 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 347 SCA

Summary: "The goal of this course is to illuminate the original foundations of our American civic culture by reenacting the Great Debate, from 1787 to 1788, over ratification of the proposed constitution. We will focus on the most profound intellectual and philosophic levels of the contoversy, centered on the competing republican visions held by the proponents of the constitution (Federalists) and their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 342 GRE

Arnn, Larry P.

Summary: Lectures presented online by Hillsdale College, September, 2011.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Hillsdale College 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342 INT

Summary: This program deciphers the legislative process by explaining how an idea metamorphoses into a law. In interviews, prominent legislators and lobbyists explain how a bill is conceived, moved through the House and Senate or killed in committee, amended, prepared for a vote, and sent for the President or Governor's signature.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Follow the drama when the government is temporarily passed from a Democratic administration to the Republican Speaker of the House, as President Bartlet copes with the kidnapping of his youngest daughter Zoey.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV WES

Summary: Breathing new life into the traditional civics lesson, Peter Sagal travels across the country on a Harley Davidson to find out where the U.S. Constitution lives, how it works and how it doesn't, how it unites us as a nation and how it has nearly torn us apart.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV CON

Toobin, Jeffrey.

Summary: Presents an insider's account of the ideological war between the John Roberts Supreme Court and the Obama administration, tracing several landmark cases and the strong views that will be shaping the Court of the near future.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2012

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 347.73 TOO

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 347.73 TOO

Summary: In this Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Harvard Law School's Charles Ogletree, panelists including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; Professor Alan Brinkley, of Columbia University; William Webster, former director of the CIA and FBI; William Bratton, former New York City police commissioner; and others confront the contentious relationship between federal control and states' rights...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: "These three 20-minute videos examine key constitutional concepts. The first explains why the nation's framers created the Constitution. The second describes the protection of individual rights by highlighting the Supreme Court case of Gideon v. Wainwright, affirming the right to an attorney. The last explores the separation of powers by examining the Supreme Court case of Youngstown v. Sawyer,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 342.730 DVD Key 2006

Summary: United States Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Stephen Breyer talk about the Constitution with high school students and discuss why we have and need a constitution, what federalism is, how implicit and explicit rights are defined and how separation of powers ensures that no one branch of government obtains too much power.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands 2005

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 342.73 DVD Our 2005