Eighth Graders Attend Supreme Court Session

On November 28, some Browne Academy 8th graders and history teacher Kristen Logan attended oral arguments for the Timbs v. Indiana case before the Supreme CourtThe case questions whether the excessive fines clause of the Eighth Amendment applies to civil forfeitures and whether that clause should be incorporated to the states. The Browne contingent also had the opportunity to meet Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fisher, who argued the case for Indiana. The students’ visit connects with the We the People unit, which culminates in a regional competition next month in Ashland, Virginia. The students who attended the oral arguments are studying judicial review and the Fourteenth Amendment.  Ms. Logan commented, "The students were thrilled by the experience and predict that the court will rule in favor of incorporation. We shall see!"
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