Curation Project Introduction

For my topic, I have chosen to look at the impact of the recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the road to nominating/electing a new justice, and the controversy about the whole situation.

The first resources I will look at are advocacy groups.

1. ACLJ. The American Center for Law & Justice is a politically conservative, Christian-based social activism organization in the United States. They are dedicated to the defense of constitutional liberties secured by law, so choosing the “right” person to replace Justice Scalia is extremely important to them.

2. FreedomWorks. FreedomWorks is a D.C.based conservative and libertarian advocacy group. Because Justice Scalia was a well-known conservative justice, this group is active in advocating for the next appointment to be conservative.

To ensure that my information is not biased, I will also look at two liberal advocacy groups.

3. AFJ. Alliance for Justice is a liberal judicial watchdog group. Their goal is to ensure justice through the federal judicial system, so the next Supreme Court appointment is very important to them.

4. American Bridge. American Bridge is a liberal, progressive research and communications organization. The site is all about electing the “right” officials, including Supreme Court justices.

The remainder of my sources are well-known mainstream news organizations.

5. The Huffington Post. The Huffington Post has a very in-depth political news section and has won several honors and awards for their political coverage.

6. The New York Times. The New York Times also has a very in-depth political news section and has won more Pulitzer Prizes than any other news organization.

7. CNN. CNN is great with breaking-news coverage, which will come in very handy for any actions that are taken in the nomination and election process.

8. NBC News. NBC has a great political news section, and they currently preside over the number-one American rated newscast.

9. CBS News. CBS News has several different broadcasts, including a morning political affairs program.

10. The Washington Post. The Washington Post is the most widely circulated newspaper published in Washington, D.C., so it is located right in the heart of all of the political action.

I will also use resources found on my Twitter list. These can be viewed at: https://twitter.com/kristenmlilley/lists/curation-project

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