CURRENT EVENTS: THE FINAL SAY

Read the article, Final Say, and answer the following questions in complete sentences and in detail:

1. What is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? Why is it considered an important law? Why is the Supreme Court currently considering this law?
2. When was it passed into law? Describe the specifics of the vote.
3. Explain the Republican vs. Democrat view of the law.
4. What is the “individual mandate”, and why is this idea at the center of the case?
5. When will this case be decided by the Supreme Court? Why will this decision be a likely topic of debate in the upcoming 2012 presidential election?
6. Explain the concept of judicial review as explained in the case, Marbury vs. Madison.



CURRENT EVENTS: LIFE SENTENCE

Read the article, Life Sentence, and answer the following prompt in one to two well supported paragraphs:


Is life without parole cruel and unusual punishment for juvenile offenders?