Resources available for legal questions under new administration

Given the wide variety of legal challenges that have arisen under the new administration, consider using Foundations in Law Unit 1: Human Nature, Rules, and Power to help students better understand the the balance of power between national and state governments and the role of checks and balances in establishing, enforcing, and interpreting laws. Students can think about their own role as members in the "fourth branch" of government - the people. Teachers may also want to refer to Foundations in Law, Unit 5: Equal Justice Under the Law to help students explore how different groups have argued for and legislated a variety of civil rights questions and challenges.