Please brief the case- Benison v. Ross 765 F.3d 649 (6th Cir. 2014).
Case Brief- 100 points
Case Name- 5 points
Citations- 5 points
Procedural History-10 points
Statement of Facts-20 points
Answer(s) to Issue – 15 points
Holding- 10 points
Components of a Case Brief
Procedural History-no facts
Where was case filed, what was the cause of action/ statute
What happened at the trial court level
What happened at the appeals court level
Supreme Court granted cert. Statement of Facts-No court actions
What did plaintiff do/ what was the time period involved
What did defendant do
What were the consequences of defendant’s actions on plaintiff
Need the facts that the court relied upon to support its’ reasoning
Clear and concise
Issue(s)-Always questions, number if more than one Answer(s) to Issue(s) -Short summary of the courts’ holding
Yes or No answer
One sentence summary-will also appear in the reasoning section
WHY the court decided the case the way it did
Fully discuss the reasons why the court reached its decision
Discuss the thought process by which it arrived at its decision
Apply the court’s reasoning to the facts of the case
Ensure that the reasoning is directly responsive to the issues
Ensure the reasoning answers the WHY question
USE YOUR OWN WORDS
Procedural action taken by the court i.e. reversed and remanded, affirmed, etc.
Brief needed, 3-4 pages in length. All above answered in proper format.
Please ask if you have any questions.