Distribution of Government Power and Judicial System

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Provide the following for your case in your own words:

  • A summary of the facts of the case or what happened
  • A summary of the procedural history of the case, or how the lower courts decided the case before it reached the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Identify the Supreme Court Justice who wrote the majority opinion
  • Identify the key legal questions or issues that were argued before the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Identify the U.S. Supreme Courts decision or holding (usually one or two words that can be found at the end of the case, such as affirmed, reversed, remanded, vacated).
  • Discuss the Courts reasoning, or why the Court answered the legal issues in the way that it did.
  • If there are any concurring or dissenting opinions, identify the Justice(s) who wrote the concurring and dissenting opinions and summarize the reasoning of one of these concurring or dissenting opinions. (The concurring opinions, if any, come after the majority opinion, and the dissenting opinions, if any, follow the concurring opinions in the case.)
  • Explain whether you agree or disagree with the Courts decision in the case, and explain why.
  • Provide a one-paragraph summary of the oral arguments and your impressions of the attorneys arguments and the justices questions. Also, discuss whether anything surprised you about the oral arguments.
  • List your References, which would be a citation to the case that you are discussing.

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