Unformatted text preview: . The summary must be written in your own words—that is, you cannot simply cut and paste various parts of the decision into your summary. Everything must be described in your own words. Your summary at a minimum must include the following information: 1. The parties involved in the case. 2. Any interveners? 3. The nature of the dispute. 4. The constitutional issues. 5. The initial outcome of the legal proceedings. 6. The outcome of the case at the provincial court of appeal. 7. The outcome of the case at the Supreme Court. 8. The constitutional basis of power each side in the dispute claimed. 9. The Supreme Court’s reasoning (ratio decidendi). Finally, conclude your case summary with a speculation as to why the appellant initiated these legal proceedings in the first place....
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- Winter '10
- Law, Supreme Court of the United States, Appellate court