Different Judicial Perspectives on Interpreting the Constitution
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: New February 2023! Constitutional scholar David Robertson describes different constitutional frames of reference, such as originalism and others, that are used by different justices as they decide cases.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Government-26**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Divide your class into four groups and assign each group one of the terms to research and present a report to the class on.


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