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In this unit, we are studying the power that may be exercised by the executive branch.

Select only 1 of the following cases, and respond to the questions in a 4–5-page paper (choose only 1 case):

Case 1:

Read the case Trump v. Hawaii, 585 U.S. ___ (2018), and answer the following questions:

Summarize the facts of the case in your own words.

Summarize the law that was passed to exclude certain foreign nationals.

What did the Court state about the justiciability of this case?

What did the Court state about the plaintiffs’ standing to file the lawsuit?

What did the Court state regarding the president’s authority to pass this law?

Finally, discuss whether you agree with the majority or with the dissenting justices. Explain your answer.

OR

Case 2:

Read the case of Zivotofsky v. Kerry, 576 U.S. ___(2015), and answer the following questions:

Summarize the facts of the case in your own words.

Summarize the law that was passed to exclude certain foreign nationals.

What did the Court state about the justiciability of this case?

What did the Court state about the plaintiffs’ standing to file the lawsuit?

What did the Court state about the conflict between Congress’s authority to pass the statute and the president’s authority to recognize a foreign sovereign?

Finally, discuss whether you agree with the majority or with the dissenting justices. Explain your answer.

References

Oyez. (n.d.). Trump v. Hawaii. Retrieved from https://www.oyez.org/cases/2017/17-965

Oyez. (n.d.). Zivotofsky v. Kerry. Retrieved from https://www.oyez.org/cases/2014/13-628

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