Students are expected to complete a full legal brief of a U.S. Supreme Court case focusing on a constitutional right or liberty.  Each brief will be graded according to the instructions provided in in

Students are expected to complete a full legal brief of a U.S. Supreme Court case focusing on a constitutional right or liberty.  Each brief will be graded according to the instructions provided in in the GGW textbook (pages 847-848). 

  • The briefs should be no more than 2-pages (single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, 1″ margins).
  • The case you brief must be U.S. Supreme Court cases decided between October 2016 and October 2018 terms
  • The case decision must address a right or liberty in B.O.R. or 14th Amendment

To earn the full 10 points for each brief, clearly address the following elements in the case:

Name of the case

Citation of the case

Year of the case

Vote in the case

Factual circumstances of the case

Legal issue or question raised by the case

Outcome of the case

Legal holding of the case

Doctrine announced or applied in the case

Author and legal reasoning of the majority opinion

author and legal reasoning of any concurring opinions (if applicable)

author and legal reasoning of any dissenting opinions (if applicable)

Significance of case for American constitutional development

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