*Standing To Sue
You must find a case related to the weekly chapter. You can pull your case from the book or from the internet as long as you cite the sources.
Please write a short synopsis of the case using the brief outline below no longer than two pages. The synopsis should be typed, double-spaced, times new roman 12 font and printed in black ink.
Case brief written assignment expectations:
- Facts: This should be a quick list of facts, but make sure to include any legally significant facts.
- Procedural history: These are notes about the journey the case has taken through the court system.
- Issue presented: What is the legal issue that the court is discussing? Note, there can be more than one issue.
- Holding: This is the ruling of the court. If the issue presented is a question for the court to answer, then the holding is the answer to that question.
- Legal reasoning: This is a quick summary of the thought process used by the court to reach their conclusion.
- Rule of law: If the court applied any rules of law that are important, you want to write that down too.
- Concurring or dissenting opinions (if any): If your casebook included a concurring or dissenting opinion in your reading, you will need to read it carefully. It is there for a reason.
- Citation: Required.