The Principles


E Activity


·         Go to the U.S. National Archives and Records Adminisration Website and review the “Consititution of the United States”, located at Click on the “Read Transcript” button located under “Consititution of the United States”. Be prepared to discuss.

·         Review the full case of Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137 (1803) at Be prepared to discuss.



Discussion 1


The Principles". Please respond to the following:

·         In Marbury v. Madison, describe and comment about both Jefferson’s approach and Madison’s logic, and weigh the options. 
 - Explain if Jefferson’s approach could have worked.

 - Discuss the significance of the case to the constitutional principles. 

·         Analyze and discuss how the opinions in Griswold v. Connecticut reflect justices’ views about the roles of the judiciary and the legislature.



Discussion 2

"The Constitution." Please respond to the following: 

·         Discuss the impact of Superior Court Justices who serve on the bench for decades. Do they reflect the prevailing norms better than elected legislatures? State why or why not. 

·         The Constitution has always had several interpretations. Pick one amendment and provide an interpretation for and against that amendment. 

·         Discuss how public administrators can juggle situations where two or more parties interpret the constitution differently.



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