Each student will submit a 5-7page paper on a piece of legislation, an executive order, or a Supreme Court case that has come out of the US government in the last 10 years. Students will use this paper to analyze the example of governmental power/action of their choice by explaining the action to the best of their understanding and then putting the issue in context of the broader scope of government (i.e. What does this action say about the power of the branch? How does it affect the power of the branch as given by the Consitution? How does this action affect the relationship between the acting branch and the other branches?) Please remember that this is a research paper and not an argumentative or opinion paper.