Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Examine the many ways the U.S. Constitution places limits on law in the United States. Laws regulating speech, artistic expression, or gun ownership run the risk of violating various constitutional provisions. By Day 3, post a state or local legal tenet that has come under fire for potentially violating a constitutionally protected freedom or right. Identify the law that potentially violates a constitutionally protected freedom or right, describe the jurisdiction from where the law originates, and examine the constitutional violation. For more detailed information you can use the legal website, Oyez, listed among the recommended resources for this week.
Your initial post should be at least 400 words in length. Provide your perspective on whether the law identified in the original post did, in fact, violate the Constitution. In your opinion, should the spirit of the identified law supersede any concerns pertaining to constitutional violations Defend your stance with support from scholarly sources. Is the law so vital to the health or welfare of the citizens of the jurisdiction that any concerns regarding constitutional violations should be negated Provide an argument stating your perspective. Support any stance you take using scholarly sources. Review your colleagues’ posts, and substantively respond to no fewer than two of your peers. Your responses and citations must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.). Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Day 7 of the week, and respond with robust dialogue to anyone who replies to your initial post.