ELEMENTS OF A BRIEF - 7 Issue(There can be more than one 8...

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ESP 161--ELEMENTS OF A BRIEF 1. Citation.   (name of case, volume, court, page, date) 2. Facts. 3. What kind  of relief did  plaintiff want? 4. What defenses did  the defendant  assert? 5. What did  trial court decide? 6. Did appeals court  affirm or reverse the trial court?
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Unformatted text preview: 7. Issue. (There can be more than one.) 8. Holding. (Decision.) (If the issue is the question, the holding is the answer.) 9. Reasoning 10. Dissent or concurrence. 11. Your own analysis—was court decision correct?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2010 for the course ESP 161 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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