Learning About the US Judicial System

Recent polls have shown that both adults and children in the United States lack a basic understanding of our government. Education is one of the greatest tools we have to change that reality and grow an appreciation of the legal and judicial systems here within the United States.

Next week, the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago (CRFC) is providing the general public, specifically local teachers and professors, with an opportunity to expand their knowledge of the United States Supreme Court.

This two-day event will feature two programs that give great insight into the US judicial system as well as inform participants of recent decisions that have impacted our lives as US Citizens.

  • On July 21, 2015, the CRFC will host “Supreme Court 101”, which will give attendees a refresher course on the tenets of American Government and provide further background on the cert process from former Supreme Court clerks.
  • On July 22 & 23, 2015, the “Supreme Court Update” program is set to take place, which reflects on two important decisions handed down by the courts this term (Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc.) and (Zivotofsky v. Kerry).

The programs will all be held downtown at the Illinois Supreme Court within the Michael A. Bilandic Building on the eighteenth floor.

Cost varies between which days and number of sessions attended, but start at $100.

Further information and registration is available on the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago Supreme Court Institutes webpage.


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