Case Brief Example - by the case Reasoning What reasons are...

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Case Brief (Boil down to one page) Case Name: Smith v. Jones Year: (1995) Score: 6-3 (For-Against) Author: Which justice wrote opinion? Facts: What happened? Who did what to whom? (3 sentences or less… not always complete sentences?) Issue: Single sentence question that links the facts to a provision of the Constitution Holding: The answer to the issue which – in a single sentence – states the rule of law established
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Unformatted text preview: by the case Reasoning: What reasons are given for deciding the case in this was and for establishing this particular rule in the holding. Concurring Opinion: Who wrote concurring opinions? What points did they seek to make? Reasoning? Dissent Opinions: Who wrote dissenting opinions? How and why did they disagree with the majority?...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course CJ 471 taught by Professor Christophersmith during the Fall '10 term at Michigan State University.

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