As part of the University Honors Program political science course “Law, Politics and the Supreme Court,” students and Political Science Associate Professor Joe Kobylka are spending spring break 2013 in Washington, D.C. The students are conducting research on Supreme Court cases at the Library of Congress.
An update from Katelyn, a sophomore majoring in journalism, Spanish and political science, and conducting research on the Supreme Court's opinions on student rights: Today was our first full day of researching in the Library of Congress, and it’s already shaping up to be an interesting week. Just got our Library of Congress reader cards! I’m researching the Supreme Court’s change in opinion on student rights in schools from the time of Tinker v. Des Moines (1969) through the current courts. I’m using the papers of the justices to get a full idea of how, and more important, why the Court changed its view of student rights in schools. Before any of us could look at our specific research [...]