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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

Engel v Vitale 1962

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This Supreme Court case ruled that it was unconstitutional for state officials or schools to write an official school prayer and that it was unconstitutional to encourage its recitation in...

Griswold v Connecticut 1965

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This Supreme Court case found that the Constitution protected a right to privacy. The case was ruled under the First, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth and Fourteenth Amendment. This occurred through...

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


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


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. ...


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


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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EU Referendum 2016

The European Union Explained

27th January 2016

With the coming EU Referendum in Britain, and a deal potentially being reached next month, now is perhaps a good time to talk about the European Union. In this small...

Here Come the EU Referendum Leaflets

17th January 2016

Our posties are going to be kept busy over the coming weeks delivering a bundle of EU Referendum leaflets as it becomes increasingly likely that the UK will go to...

Is BREXIT More Likely Than You Think? (The Answer Might be Linked to Trump)

21st March 2016

Most of the recent opinion polls show Leave ahead of Remain - though it is early days of course. However, the bookmakers have Remain as the most likely result of...

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The Politics Reference Library

Causal pressure group

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Causal pressure groups promote causes or values, as opposed to the interests of a section of society. They therefore tend to seek a broader membership than sectional pressure groups and...

Common Law

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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...


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...


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...


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...