What facts or issues did the Court use in making its decision.
the person answering is the Respondent. c. Was this Case then appealed to the Supreme Court? Which person appealed to the Supreme Court? This Party appealing is the Petitioner and the
Court: In which Court was the Case originally filed? When the case was appealed in which Court was it heard? If it was appealed again, was that to a State Supreme Court or the U.S. Supreme Court?
Appellate: State Appellate or Federal Appellate
Supreme Court: State Supreme U.S. Supreme Court.
what harm to the other person that resulted in the original Plaintiff suing the original Defendant.
When the person who lost appealed to the Appellate Court, what was the basis for the appeal?
In other words, when the person lost why did the original Court say they had lost?)
Issue: (In the Opinion what does the Court say is this reason that they are hearing the Case and
what is the question or questions that the Court has been asked to answer? This is known as the
Use the correct citation procedure when identifying a Statute, Act or Regulation. The law identified
in the case should be discussed in the Chapter from which the case has been selected
Holding: (Which Party did the Court decide in favor of? Who won?)
Reasoning: (What was the explanation that the Court gave for deciding in favor of the winning
Party? How did the Court explain its reasoning? Do NOT cut and paste. Do you best to state in
your own words.)
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1. Restate the question.
2. Answer the questions based upon what the Court said in the case.
a. What facts or issues did the Court use in making its decision.
b. How did the Court explain its reasoning?