First Amendment/ Freedom of Expression
In this example, a website publisher wants to challenge the constitutionality of a federal statute that seeks to protect children from being exposed to harmful materials on the Internet by requiring individuals (who want to view this information) to provide identification that proves they are over the age of 18. The publisher’s claim is that this law violates the First Amendment by making it inappropriately burdensome for adults to access this constitutionally protected information.
To research this problem, you will first want to familiarize yourself with the topic of First Amendment, Freedom of Expression/Free Speech.
Fourth Amendment Search & Seizure
In this example, a motorist was arrested and convicted of drug possession with intent to sell, after a large amount of marijuana was discovered in his car when he was pulled over for a missing headlight. The motorist is challenging the conviction, on the basis that the search of his car, during a routine traffic stop, was unreasonable, and therefore violated the Fourth Amendment.
To begin your research, you will want to familiarize yourself with the Fourth Amendment, following the same steps outlined in the previous example.