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    An Introduction to  Evaluating and Briefing  Cases
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    Audience/Purpose Audience : you your professor partner in law firm or  other organization Purpose or Goals : learn to read a case prepare yourself for  class if called on  learn the subject  matter prepare a legal  document
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    Contents of a Case Brief Style of the case   Procedural Facts Substantive Facts Issue(s) Holding(s) Court’s rationale Order or judgment Dictum Your thoughts or  opinions
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    Contents of Brief Style of the Case : name, jurisdiction,  court, year, legal citation     Miles v. City Council of Augusta,  Georgia,  710 F.2d 1542 (11 th  Cir. 1983)
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    Facts: Miles v. City Council Facts: 2 stories 1)  Procedural Facts/History (1st  story)  - How did the case get before  this court? 2)  Substantive Facts   (2nd story) -   What  happened?
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    Procedural facts Carl and Elaine Miles sued the City Council of  Augusta, Georgia in federal court.  The trial  court (“tc”) granted summary judgment (“sj”)  for the defendants on the plaintiffs’ claims 
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