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Law and Society

December 16, 2020

5-6 paragraphs

 

APA style

 

In 2010, plans were announced for the construction of an Islamic cultural center, named Cordoba House, in lower Manhattan in the vicinity of where the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center occurred. This announcement stirred up a storm of activity by groups and individuals supporting and opposing the proposal, and in early 2011, a plea by the American Center for Law and Justice was entered in the New York State Supreme Court to stop the construction. In this Discussion Board please respond to the following questions:

  • In 5–6 paragraphs, address the following:
    1. What are the complaints and concerns of those who oppose construction of this building in its proposed location?
      • Do you agree? Why, or why not?
    2. What are the counter-claims being made by those who support construction of this building in its present location?
      • Do you agree? Why, or why not?
    3. What is the specific issue in the court case?
    4. What activities (protests, letters to the editor, blog posts, petitions, opinion polls, etc.) are underway related to this issue? Explain.
      • Do you think these activities are likely to have an impact on the Court’s decision? Why, or why not?