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Unformatted text preview: : Was there a majority opinion; what was the vote? What was the outcome of the case (that is, did the Court side with the government or the defendant)? 4. The Reason : Why did the Court reach this decision; what was the vote, which justices were in the majority; which justices were in the minority; did the Court overturn precedent? 5. The Concurrence : Were there any concurring opinions? If so, which justice(s) and why? 6. The Dissent : Were there any dissenting opinions? If so, which justice(s) and why? * It is best to use the defendant's name in your brief....
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- Spring '08