I'm a 12th grade law/Government teacher, I have been re-working a mock trial for a
civil law unit each year and I just can't seem to find the "right case."
I'm looking for a case which the class can divide into two groups (obviously) but
the legal issue is arguable, and can be debated for several days. Past trials have involved a radical public school student who wrote inflamatory remarks in student newspapers, was suspended, then publicized material on his own, school tried to stop distribution (1st Ammendment), etc. But, cases like this are a bit unrealistic and rather than arguing the perimeters of a individual's rights, it goes to a debate on the degree of guilt.
Any cases, suggestions, website links would be appreciated. Thank you!