Every Vote Matters: The Power of Your Voice, from Student Elections to the Supreme Court [Standard Large Print]
Encourage teens to recognize the importance of voting and making their voices heard in the democratic process with this timely book focused on Supreme Court decisions that came down to a single vote. Chapters examine key Supreme Court rulings and explore how these cases have affected the lives and rights of US citizens-especially teens. Using a straightforward, impartial tone, the authors take a close look at often controversial cases and at the history of voting in the United States. The emphasis is involvement in local and national elections as well as other ways to be an engaged citizen. Download the free Leader's Guide to help readers get the most out of Every Vote Matters.
- Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
- Publish Date: Feb 18th, 2021
- Pages: 416
- Language: English
- Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 1.03in - 1.15lb
- EAN: 9780369362902
- Categories: • Law & Crime
About the Author
Jacobs, Judge Tom: - Thomas A. Jacobs, J.D., was an Arizona Assistant Attorney General from 1972 to 1985 where he practiced criminal and child welfare law. He was appointed to the Maricopa County Superior Court in 1985 where he served as a judge pro tem and commissioner in the juvenile and family courts until his retirement in 2008. He also taught juvenile law for ten years as an adjunct professor at the Arizona State University School of Social Work. He continues to write for teens, lawyers, and judges. Visit Judge Jacobs's website, Askthejudge.info, for free interactive educational tools that provide current information regarding laws, court decisions, and national news affecting teens. It's the only site of its kind to provide legal questions and answers for teens and parents with the unique ability to interact with Judge Jacobs and other teens. Judge Jacobs was part of an expert panel of guests on the Dr. Phil show ''Bullied to Death'' in April 2010. He spoke to the anonymity of cyberbullying. A copy of his book, Teen Cyberbullying Investigated, was given to each member of the audience with Dr. Phil's exhortation to ''Read it. It will close the gap between you and what your kids know that you don't know.'' A former criminal defense attorney, Natalie Jacobs works with her father Judge Tom on the teen rights website AsktheJudge.info helping teenagers and their parents become better informed about youth rights and the laws affecting minors. She has volunteered with the Arizona Innocence Project that investigates claims of innocence and works to exonerate those wrongfully convicted. Natalie lives in Arizona.
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