- How has the Constitution been able to remain a durable and viable instrument of government despite the enormous changes that have occurred in our society since its adoption? Discuss the issue in terms of specific changes.
- The Constitution speaks predominantly in terms of the protection of individual rights from governmental abuse or abridgment. What corresponding obligations and burdens must each citizen undertake or bear to ensure that everyone remains free to exercise these rights to their full extent?
- What is a grand jury and what are its functions? Compare and contrast the similarities and the differences between preliminary hearings and grand jury proceedings.
- What is a motion to suppress evidence? Why is it particularly important to constitutional criminal procedure and, therefore, criminal justice professionals – especially law enforcement officers?