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Day One at the Democratic National Convention

26th July 2016

The Democratic National Convention formally kicked off yesterday with speeches from Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders. There were a few contentious moments along the way as Bernie supporters...

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US Supreme Court Landmark Cases

Plessy v Ferguson 1896

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This Supreme Court Case ruled that the ‘separate by equal’ provision in private services that was required by state government was constitutional under the Equal Protection Clause (14th Amendment). This...

Miranda v Arizona 1966

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This Supreme Court Case ruled that all defendants subject to interrogation must be informed of their rights to an attorney and the right against self-incrimination. It was the basis for...

Mapp v Ohio 1961

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This Supreme Court case ruled that evidence that was obtained without a warrant must not be used in state criminal prosecutions and affirmed this to be the case in federal...

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The Watergate Scandal

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Watergate is the original gate. You may have heard of other gates - Antennagate when the iPhone 4 was released or Plebgate from the UK. But Watergate is...

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Negative Campaigning

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Negative Campaigning is simply the type of political advertising, whereby instead of showcasing the good aspects of your candidate, the campaign will highlight the flaws or problems of another candidate. ...

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Gerrymandering is the redrawing of congressional or electoral districts in order to gain a political advantage over another party. Redistricting is the process of redrawing electoral district boundaries. Gerrymandering/redistricting ...

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Presidential Debates

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The Presidential Debate is the televised debate that is usually held between the Democratic nominee and the Republican nominee for President. Very occasionally should a third candidate be polling well...

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US Politics Study Notes

Initiatives

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Initiatives are a form of direct democracy and involves the forcing of a public vote on an issue through the use of petitions. It may be tempting to call the...

Supreme Court appointments process

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The appointments process to the Supreme Court can roughly be broken down into four stages. All appointments to the Supreme Court will go through this process and the process itself...

Vice President (election, role)

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John Adams, the first Vice President declared that the role of the Vice President was “The most insignificant office that man has ever imagined”. It is not hard to see...

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The Politics Reference Library

Presidential Debates

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The Presidential Debate is the televised debate that is usually held between the Democratic nominee and the Republican nominee for President. Very occasionally should a third candidate be polling well...

Policy Labs

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Devolution

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Federalism

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The Democratic National Convention formally kicked off yesterday with speeches from Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders. There were a few contentious moments along the way as Bernie supporters...

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Donald Trump has now delivered his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, declaring to be the Law and Order candidate. The speech itself is worth a watch but the...

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Our summaries continue from the Republican National Convention with Day Three. Days One and Two can be found on our blog too. Video is brought to you by The Young...

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Yesterday saw Prime Minister May take to the dispatch box in the House of Commons to complete her first instalment of Prime Minister's Questions. Theresa May proved her ability to...

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