Constitution Day 2012

 Search and Seizure: Mapp v. Ohio

This documentary explores the landmark Fourth Amendment case Mapp v. Ohio in which the U.S. Supreme Court determined that evidence illegally obtained by police is not admissible in state courts. The 1961 case, as told with the help of Dollree "Dolly" Mapp, redefined the rights of the accused and set lmits on how police could obtain and use evidence. (25 min).
A Conversation on the Constitution: Search and Seizure

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and high school students discuss the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure, the exclusionary rule and its evolution, Supreme Court rulings about the amendment, and how they affected police and individuals.
Find a Political Scientist to be a Guest Lecturer

The Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics of the Annenberg Public Policy Center and the American Political Science Association invite you to take part in a civics community outreach program for Constitution Day. We are connecting political scientists with classrooms across the nation to increase students' understanding of America's
democratic institutions and help them become informed citizens. Please check for political scientists' availability starting on Constitution Day.