Handout G: Case Briefing Sheet
Name of the Case and Year:
Facts of the Case:
What is the constitutional question that the Supreme Court must answer?
What constitutional principles are indicated in this case?
Summarize one side of the argument:
How would you decide the case? Why?
Summarize the other side of the argument:
How did the Supreme Court decide the case? Why?
What are the main points raised in any dissenting opinions? (If there is not a dissenting opinion, why do you think the Court decided unanimously?)
What other Supreme Court cases are related to this case? How are they related?