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091009 Gov Confirmations 50m


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091009 Gov Confirmations 50m

  1. 1. Good Day! DRAW A LINE SEPARATING TODAY & YESTERDAY 1) Write: Date: 09/10/09 , Topic: Confirmations 2) On the next line, write “ Opener #10 ” and then: 1) Plot your mood, reflect in 1 sent . 2) Respond to the opener by writing at least 2 sentences about : Your opinions/thoughts OR/AND Questions sparked by the clip OR/AND Summary of the clip OR/AND Other things going on in the news. Announcements: Nominations Intro Music: Untitled
  2. 3. <ul><li>Quiz (10 Points) </li></ul><ul><li>Clear desk of everything except a writing tool </li></ul><ul><li>When done, turn quiz face down. </li></ul><ul><li>Circle </li></ul><ul><li>just the dots. </li></ul><ul><li>4) Quiz # </li></ul><ul><li>1 </li></ul>
  3. 4. Agenda 1) Team Cheers and Textbooks (5pts) 2) Confirmation Overview Essential Question 1) How do we pick judges? Reminder 1) Find & complete your 4 news pods
  4. 6. Work #10a , Title “ Team Cheer ” 1) Again, write down your team number AND team name (state) Each team needs to develop a victory cheer (this could be verbal, song, sound, a physical motion, or mixture of those. It must be school appropriate and all team members must feel comfortable with the cheer. 2) Write down the instructions for your team cheer
  5. 7. Constitution 1: Legislature CREATES (S + H) 2: Executive EXECUTES (President) 3: Judicial JUDGES (SC, CC, DC) Bureaucracy
  6. 8. Review 1) Loose Interpretation : Interpret Constitution loosely to evolve with changing times. 2) Strict Interpretation : Stick to literal word meaning of the Constitution 3) Originalism : Stick to intent of the framers/law writers. 4) Judicial Activism : Court should not shy from being early in solving public controversies. 5) Judicial Restraint : Court should wait until the more democratic branches exhaust resolving public controversies.
  7. 9. Review 6) 3 Levels to Federal Court : Supreme Court (1) Circuit Court of Appeals (13): We are in the 9 th Circuit District Trial Court (94): We are in the Northern CA Fed District Court 82% Male, 18% Female, 49% GOP, 45% DEM 82% White, 5% Hispanic, 0.5% Asian 7) All Federal Judges : Appointed by President > confirmed by Senate serve for life.* *Tradition has been for Cir+Dist nominees, Pres will get the approval of those area’s senators.
  8. 10. Which circuit court are we in?
  9. 12. 9 th Circuit
  10. 13. How many judges on SCOTUS?
  11. 15. 9 th Justices
  12. 16. Th ree K inky So uthern Gi rls Br ing Ro ck St ars Sca ndals A plenty
  13. 17. <ul><li>One Side Other Side </li></ul><ul><li>1) Stevens - LIB </li></ul><ul><li>2) Sotomayer - LIB </li></ul><ul><li>3) Ginsburg - LIB </li></ul><ul><li>4) Breyer - LIB </li></ul><ul><li>5) Kennedy - SWING VOTE (LEANS CON) </li></ul><ul><li>6) Roberts - CON, CHIEF JUSTICE </li></ul><ul><li>7) Alito - CON </li></ul><ul><li>8) Scalia - CON </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas - CON </li></ul>9 small sheets, write name on 1 side, the political view on the other. Place in bag.
  14. 19. Notes #10a , Title: “ Nominations Notes ” 1) Confirmation : Senate Judiciary Committee interviews but its whole Senate that votes (50%) Filibuster: a delay tactic used by minority party that can force 60% vote needed. President: Serve 8 years max (technically 10 if they were a VP for a dead pres). The justices to all 3 levels they appoint serve for life, they can be X-30+ years! Ford is dead, but Stevens is still on the court. Reagan is dead, but Scalia and Kennedy still on.
  15. 21. Work #10a , Title “ Sotomayor Confirmation ” 1) Copy Source Title: CBS Read, and then respond to: 2) What are her qualifications ? 3) What are some of the controversies ? 4) What questions would you ask her if you were interviewing her in the Senate Judiciary Committee? Bonus Q 5) Do you think she is strict, loose, originalist, activist, and/or restraint? 5 Reading/Film Qs Come From These Work Sections
  16. 22. Workbook peer check: Have your partner look at your notebook to see if the formatting is correct, get their signature under Work#5a
  17. 23. Workbook Check: Remember you workbook is turned in each marking period for 100 points! Homework: 1) Study today’s notes + work sections for a possible workbook quiz . 2) Pick and listen to your 4 news podcast by next Monday.