Dr. Artika Tyner Lights a Path for Future Supreme Court Justices with Children's Book
By: Planting People Growing Justice LLC
"According to a recent American Bar Association study, less than half of Americans know that John G. Roberts, Jr. is chief justice of the Supreme Court," said Tyner. "Almost one-quarter think the chief justice is Ruth Bader Ginsburg and 16 percent think it is Clarence Thomas."
Tyner's book explains the roles and responsibility of a Supreme Court justice, the requirements needed to attain the position, and strategies for young people to put themselves on the path to the nation's highest court in the land. Tyner will be signing her books at Planting People Growing Justice (https://www.artikatyner.com/
The 2019 ABA Survey of Civic Literacy found that Americans are woefully uninformed about the U.S. Supreme Court, the Constitution, and Declaration of Independence. The survey was the ABA's first comprehensive study of its kind and used common questions from the U.S. Naturalization test. Of those polled, only 5 percent could correctly answer the survey's 15 civics questions.
One of the largest gaps in knowledge was the First Amendment that provides freedom of speech. While respondents strongly supported the First Amendment, they were confused over its protections and believed the Amendment didn't cover freedom of the press.
Similar misconceptions about the Bill of Rights were found, along with the responsibilities and rights conveyed under the Constitution. The Declaration of Independence established U.S. independence from Great Britain, but 1 in 10 thought the document freed slaves in Confederate states.
An award-winning author, Tyner's new book, "So You Want to Be a Supreme Court Justice," provides youngsters interested in the law with a look at what they can do to realize their dreams. It's entertaining, informative, and children can obtain their own autographed copy during the PPGJLI Community Event (https://www.artikatyner.com/
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