Order ID 5657SFGFGGT44 Type Essay Writer Level Masters Style APA Sources/References 4 Perfect Number of Pages to Order 5-10 Pages
This is the template that should be followed for the case brief of the In re Winship case 397 US 358- Supreme court 1970
The Title and Citation
The name of the person who initiated legal action.
Citation tells you how to locate the case.
A one-sentence description of the nature of the case, to serve as an introduction.
A statement of the relevant law, with quotation marks or underlining to draw attention to the key words or phrases that are in dispute.
A summary of the complaint (in a civil case) or the indictment (in a criminal case) plus relevant evidence and arguments presented in court to explain who did what to whom and why the case was thought to involve illegal
A summary of actions taken by the lower courts, for example: defendant convicted; conviction upheld by appellate court; Supreme Court granted certiorari.
When noting issues, it may help to phrase them in terms of questions that can be answered with a precise yes or no.
What specific legal questions does this case raise?
What more general legal questions does this case raise?
The Decisions or Holding
How did the court answer the issue question(s)? YES or NO
The reasoning, or rationale, is the chain of argument which led the judges in either a majority or a dissenting opinion to rule as they did. This should be outlined point by point in numbered sentences or paragraphs.
What legal reasoning informed the court’s decision?
What rules of law, for example, did it apply?
How did it interpret legal principles, documents?
How did it construe the facts?
Both concurring and dissenting opinions should be subjected to the same depth of analysis to bring out the major points of agreement or disagreement with the majority opinion. Make a note of how each justice voted and how they lined up.
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