Starter 11: John Oliver on North Carolina’s voting rights decision from 8/1/16. Warning! Strong language here. Earmuffs may be needed if you are sensitive to occasional f-bombs. After watching the video clip, answer the following questions:
VRA Amendments (expert groups)
Each of you is going to be assigned one amendment (there are 5 total). In your expert group, read the summary of that amendment provided by Lori.
In your group, you need to make sure that you are an expert (you will have to teach other students about this!). EACH person in the group needs to make a small poster that includes the following:
VRA Amendments Jigsaw
Based on this cartoon, work with your group to write down as many inferences as you can about the Supreme Court case Shelby v Holder. Think carefully about what different elements of the cartoon are telling you!
Debrief, get predictions on the board.
Shelby v. Holder: The Basics
Shelby v. Holder: The Actual Arguments (rest of class)
Okay, now it’s time to dig into the actual arguments put forth by the Supreme Court. What was the reasoning of the majority? And why did the minority dissent?
Here’s your main resource: NY Times guide to the VRA Opinion
Here are your tasks:
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