Read Chapter 19 prior to completing this assignment. Many case studies are included in your textbook. This exercise will help you to learn vocabulary and how to analyze the case and write a brief a case.
For every Case Brief:
You must find a case related to the weekly chapter. You can pull your case from the book or from the internet as long as you cite the sources.
Please write a short synopsis of the case using the brief outline below no longer than two pages. The synopsis should be typed, double-spaced, times new roman 12 font and printed in black ink.
Case brief written assignment expectations:
Facts: This should be a quick list of facts, but make sure to include any legally significant facts.
Procedural history: These are notes about the journey the case has taken through the court system.
Issue presented: What is the legal issue that the court is discussing? Note, there can be more than one issue.
Holding: This is the ruling of the court. If the issue presented is a question for the court to answer, then the holding is the answer to that question.
Legal reasoning: This is a quick summary of the thought process used by the court to reach their conclusion.
Rule of law: If the court applied any rules of law that are important, you want to write that down too.
Concurring or dissenting opinions (if any): If your casebook included a concurring or dissenting opinion in your reading, you will need to read it carefully. It is there for a reason.