We the People by Judge Leonard Padilla

Sep 09, 2015 / E-news, We the People

“What procedural due process rights should be granted to prisoners at Guantanamo Bay?”

Usually, as a workers’ compensation judge, I’m not called upon to ponder such issues. My mind tends to be focused on impairment ratings, modifiers, and disability. Today, however, I’m sitting in a large lecture hall at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., thinking of follow-up questions to ask a panel of “experts” who just finished a rapid fire opening statement of their view on constitutional law—specifically the Bill of Rights. Read the rest of this entry »

Great Student Performances at the We the People National Finals Make for a Memorable Event

Jul 31, 2013 / E-news

The 26th Annual We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution National Finals was held April 26–29, 2013, on the campus of George Mason University and in hearing rooms on Capitol Hill. A full roster of 56 classes from 45 states and the District of Columbia attended the event. Read the rest of this entry »

Arcadia High School to Represent California in We the People National Finals

Feb 27, 2012 / E-news

Arcadia High School placed first in the California state We the People finals, held February 10-11 in Bakersfield. The victory qualifies Arcadia to represent California at the 25th Annual We the People National Finals in April at George Mason University in Virginia. Centennial High School placed second and Irvington High School placed third.

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Highlands High School Takes Kentucky State Championship

Feb 10, 2012 / 2012 National Finals, Volume 4, Issue 1

Highlands High School won the Kentucky state We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution championship on January 27. With the victory, the class earned the honor to represent Kentucky at the 25th Annual We the People National Finals at George Mason University and in Washington, D.C., April 27-May 1.
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Marshwood High School Wins in Maine

Feb 10, 2012 / 2012 National Finals, Volume 4, Issue 1

Students from Marshwood High School placed first in the Maine state We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution finals.
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Blackfoot High School Captures Idaho We the People Championship

Feb 10, 2012 / 2012 National Finals, E-news, Volume 4, Issue 1

Students from Blackfoot High School placed first in Idaho’s We the People state finals. Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue called the competition “amazing.” “These young people represent the community well,” Virtue told the Blackfoot Morning News.
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Haynes Academy Wins Louisiana State Competition

Feb 03, 2012 / E-news

Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies won the Louisiana State We the People Competition on January 27. Four classes competed at the event held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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Easthampton High School Students Are Massachusetts We the People Champs

Feb 03, 2012 / 2012 National Finals, Volume 4, Issue 1

Kelley Brown’s students at Easthampton High School won the Massachusetts state We the People title January 28 during the state finals competition at Harvard University.
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Findlay High School Wins Ohio We the People Finals

Jan 31, 2012 / 2012 National Finals, Volume 4, Issue 1

Students from Findlay High School won the Ohio We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution high school state competition on January 27 in Columbus. The students will represent Ohio at the 25th Annual We the People National Finals at George Mason University and in Washington, D.C., on April 28-May 1.
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Joplin High School Wins Missouri We the People Title

Jan 27, 2012 / 2012 National Finals, Volume 4, Issue 1

Joplin High School Wins Missouri We the People Title
Will Keczkemethy’s class from Joplin High School won the Missouri state We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution competition in Jefferson City on January 23.
Six classes competed in the state finals.
State We the People Programs coordinator Millie Aulbur said that the Joplin High School students “are proof that using the outstanding We the People book and the Internet for further research can produce a winning team. I watched them testify twice and I was completely blown away.”
Keczkemethy lost his library of research materials when Joplin High School was severely damaged during the tornado that struck the city on May 22, 2011.
The tornado caused massive property damage and the loss of seven Joplin students, including Will Norton, who competed with the Joplin High School team in the 2011 We the People National Finals in Washington, D.C.
Aulbur said, “I am so proud of the Joplin community.”
“They [Joplin High School] and the faculty have a can do attitude. And boy did they do it on Monday!”
With their first-place finish, Joplin High School qualified to compete against other states in the 25th Anniversary We the People National finals, held in Washington, D.C., and at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, April 28-May 1.
If you would like to donate to the Joplin High School’s National Finals Travel Fund, please click here and be sure to note “National Finals – Missouri” as the purpose of your donation. Donations to the We the People Program are also accepted here.
To learn more about the 25th Anniversary We the People National Finals, visit the National Finals website.

Will Keczkemethy’s class from Joplin High School won the Missouri state We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution competition in Jefferson City on January 23.

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