Justice news items

Serious Games Deliberated at Twin Conferences This Week

MAY 27, 2010

USA Today discusses Justice O'Connor, iCivics, and the Games for Change conference.

Sandra Day O'Connor on Civics Education

MAY 27, 2010

ABC's Good Morning America interviews Justice O'Connor during her visit to Democracy Prep in Harlem.

O'Connor, in NY, gives schools poor civics marks

MAY 27, 2010

Justice O'Connor's discusses iCivics at the Games for Change conference.

The 7th Annual Games for Change Festival

MAY 22, 2010

This May, the only festival dedicated to the exciting new movement of Digital Games for Social Change will explore real-world impact, the latest games, and funding strategies. Hosted in New York City by Parsons The New School for Design and The Games for Learning Institute at NYU, the 7th annual Games for Change Festival will take place May 24 – 27, 2010.

Law school awards Marshall-Wythe Medallion to Justice O'Connor

MAY 20, 2010

William & Mary Law School awards Justice O'Connor for her "exceptional leadership and accomplishment," including her efforts in the area of civic education.

Civics Gets a Boost

MAY 20, 2010

The Tallahassee Democrat discusses how the Sandra Day O'Connor Civics Education Act will improve education in Florida schools.

Justice O'Connor delivers game ball

MAY 19, 2010

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor delivers baseballs to the umpires, then visits with the Cubs broadcasters to talk about the iCivics project.

2010 Conference of Chief Justices

MAY 17, 2010

Justice O'Connor will be addressing the Conference of Chief Justices about iCivics on July 26, 2010

Civics 101: The Supreme Court vs. American Idol

APRIL 13, 2010

Former Justice O'Connor often points out that only 1 in 7 Americans knows that John Roberts is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, yet two-thirds of Americans can name a judge on “American Idol”. Mary Kate Cary, author of the Thomas Jefferson Street blog, who, in a recent article, expressed shock at this and other civics education facts, but apparently found hope in the old Our Courts site, where she saw firsthand the ways in which it was engaging students. 

O'Connor on the Court

APRIL 10, 2010

A recent New York Times article discussed former Justice O'Connor's remarks at a lunch attended by its author, Charles M. Blow, covering the importance of diversity in our court system, solicitor general Elena Kagan, and, of course, Our Courts/iCivics.