SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roughly 75 cases will be argued before the US Supreme Court in 2010-2011, and the pros and cons of the issues behind many of those cases have been made available at ProCon.org.
ProCon.org is 501(c)(3) nonpartisan public charity which provides millions of readers with free research on important debated issues in order to educate without bias.
For Justices, Supreme Court staff, attorneys, reporters, students, or the general public who seek nonpartisan information about violent video games, gay marriage, immigration reform, health care reform, religion in schools, and other controversies before SCOTUS, ProCon.org has provided resources to increase understanding and stimulate critical thinking.
Five examples of those SCOTUS-related resources include:
Video Games ProCon.org (www.videogames.procon.org), with its pro and con studies about whether violent video games contribute to youth violence, helps people better understand Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants (08-1448), the case involving a dispute over California's law banning the sale of violent video games to kids.
Immigration ProCon.org (www.immigration.procon.org), with its hundreds of pro and con statements from experts on immigration, improves understanding of Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting (09-115), the case looking at whether federal immigration laws trump state efforts to crack down on employers who hire undocumented workers.
Death Penalty ProCon.org (www.deathpenalty.procon.org), which contains numerous facts, laws, studies, and authoritative pro-con debates on the death penalty, clarifies capital punishment related issues in Skinner v. Switzer (09-9000), the case involving a Texas inmate's demands for additional DNA testing.
ACLU ProCon.org (www.aclu.procon.org) delves into 9/11, the PATRIOT Act, and the ACLU's watchdog role in the US war on terror thus helping readers to better understand Ashcroft v. al-Kidd (10-98), the case determining whether former US Attorney General John Ashcroft can be held personally responsible for damages incurred by detained Muslim "material witnesses" (represented by the ACLU) after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Vaccines ProCon.org (www.vaccines.procon.org) explores the pros and cons of vaccination to help people understand Bruesewitz v. Wyeth (09-152), the case determining whether individual claims against a drug maker are superseded by the federal government's regulatory framework on vaccines.
Find many more ProCon.org websites that explore the controversies behind other upcoming US Supreme Court cases at www.procon.org.
ProCon.org (online at www.procon.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity whose mission is promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship. Information is presented on 39 different ProCon.org issue websites in subjects ranging from medical marijuana, abortion, and alternative energy to the death penalty, illegal immigration, and health care reform.
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