"Whispering Wires": Public Law vs. Individual Civil Liberties

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High school student love discussing controversial issues like those brought up in this fourth amendment case study. They examine the 1928 Olmstead vs. U.S. prohibition court case, applying the fourth amendment to determine whether or not wire tapping was an invasion fo privacy. What is protected under this amendment? Learners watch short video clips on the Olmstead case and take notes on a graphic organizer. They conduct a case study in the context of the fourth amendment and participate in a mock trial. Find resource links, all worksheets, a rubric, and a detailed explanation of this assignment here! 

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