Constitutional Law

Constitutional Law

In this unit, we are studying the power that may be exercised by the executive branch.  Select only 1 of the following cases, and respond to the questions in a 4–5-page paper (choose only 1 case)Case 1: Read the case  Trump v. Hawaii, 585 U.S. ___ (2018), and answer the following questions:

· Summarize the facts of the case in your own words.

· Summarize the law that was passed to exclude certain foreign nationals.

· What did the Court state about the justiciability of this case?

· What did the Court state about the plaintiffs’ standing to file the lawsuit?

· What did the Court state regarding the president’s authority to pass this law?

· Finally, discuss whether you agree with the majority or with the dissenting justices. Explain your answer.

OR

Case 2:

Read the case of  Zivotofsky v. Kerry, 576 U.S. ___(2015), and answer the following questions:

· Summarize the facts of the case in your own words.

· Summarize the law that was passed to exclude certain foreign nationals.

· What did the Court state about the justiciability of this case?

· What did the Court state about the plaintiffs’ standing to file the lawsuit?

· What did the Court state about the conflict between Congress’s authority to pass the statute and the president’s authority to recognize a foreign sovereign?

· Finally, discuss whether you agree with the majority or with the dissenting justices. Explain your answer.

References

Oyez. (n.d.). Trump v. Hawaii. Retrieved from https://www.oyez.org/cases/2017/17-965

Oyez. (n.d.). Zivotofsky v. Kerry. Retrieved from https://www.oyez.org/cases/2014/13-628

 

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