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The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource) connects hundreds of thousands of American citizens of all ages annually to our nation's constitutional history by creating a comprehensive, easily searchable, fully-indexed, and freely accessible digital library of historical sources related to the creation, ratification, and amendment of the United States Constitution. Our team not only curates important digital collections of historical materials, but also creates free research reports and educational resources — including downloadable lesson plans — to meet the specific needs of scholars and authors, legal practitioners and government officials, educators and students, journalists and the general public.

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From the Blog: Announcing the 7th Annual Virtual Supreme Court Competition for High School Students

Mon, 07 Oct 2019

ConSource and the Harlan Institute are pleased to announce their Seventh Annual Virtual Supreme Court Competition for high school students. This competition offers teams of two high school students the opportunity to research cutting-edge constitutional law, write persuasive appellate briefs, argue against other students through video chats, and try to persuade a panel of esteemed attorneys during oral argument that their side is correct. This year the competition focuses on Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue.

The Question

Resolved:  

Does it violate the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to invalidate a generally available and religiously neutral student-aid program ...

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