Supreme court case briefing

Case Briefing Assignment/Case Assignments

Due on February 11, 2011


Each student is required to write one case brief.  Each case brief must be no longer than one page in length.  The case brief should be single spaced, in 12 point, N.Y. times font, and have one inch margins. Please follow the format set forth in the Fede/Langois manual, which is posted on BB under “Course Documents.”  You will find an excerpt of your assigned case on BB under “Course Documents.”  You can also obtain the unedited version of your case at, or on Westlaw or Lexis, both of which are available free of charge through the Montclair State University Library.  You may not consult any other sources.   


As specified in the Fede/Langois manual, each case brief should contain:

  1. Case Name and Citation
  2. Procedural History
  3. Facts
  4. Question Presented
  5. Holding.
  6. Legal Reasoning.


Case briefs are due on Feburary 11 at the beginning of class.  Any case brief turned in during class, but after the case briefs have been collected, will be considered late and will be graded accordingly.  All late papers will receive a 10% reduction (ex. B to C).  If the case brief is not turned in during class on the date on which it is due, the student will receive an “F” for the assignment.


I will not accept case briefs by email or fascimille unless you have obtained prior permission from me to do so.   The case brief must be your original work product.  Please consult the Honor Contract if you have any questions about this matter.


Case Assignments

Ayala, Elizabeth                      Furman v. Georgia

Bakir, Mellis                            Furman v. Georgia

Carter, Spencer                       Furman v. Georgia

David, Steven                         Furman v. Georgia

DiSouza, Antonio                   Furman v. Georgia

Dichio, Thomas                       Gregg v. Georgia

Ekemezie, Chetanna               Gregg v. Georgia

Goins, Drew                            Gregg v. Georgia

Hryb, Heather                         Gregg v. Georgia

Jeppson, Geoff                        Gregg v. Georgia

Jinks, Kenneth                                    Coker v. Georgia

Magrowski, Darcy                  Coker v. Georgia

Mena, Steven                          Coker v. Georgia

Miccio, Toni                            Coker v. Georgia

Mohammed, Maher                 Ford v. Wainwright

Murphy, Michael                     Ford v. Wainwright

O’Brien, Michael                    Ford v. Wainwright

O’Grady, Melody                   Ford v. Wainwright

Olivo, Joseph                          McCleskey v. Kemp

Perrone, Vincent                     McCleskey v. Kemp

Piantanada, John                     McCleskey v. Kemp

Porras, Julian                           McCleskey v. Kemp

Posso, Alex                             McCleskey v. Kemp

Prince, Simoya                        Payne v. Tennessee

Rivera, Melissa                        Payne v. Tennessee

Stephens, Cody                       Payne v. Tennessee

Sullivan, Katherine                 Payne v. Tennessee

Tapia, Michael             Atkins v. Virgina

Tejada, Yessy                          Atkins v. Virgina

Tremel, Christopher                Atkins v. Virgina

Turzani, Sasha                         Atkins v. Virgina

Ventrice, Daniel                      Baze v. Rees

Vigorito, Brandon                   Baze v. Rees

Weber, Amanda                      Baze v. Rees

West, Allen                             Baze v. Rees

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