Tip: Give the relevant and important facts only. If a detail did not impact the ruling (for example, the color of a car involved in an accident), don’t include it. Use your discretion. It is best to read the case before completing this section, so you know what was relevant and what wasn’t to the final ruling.
Tip: This section may be combined with the facts of the case.
Tip: What are the essential questions the court was answering with this case? This is generally written as a yes or no question, and the court’s ruling reflects their answer to the question.
Tip: Include the rule of law and its application to the case’s specifics that the majority opinion used in their ruling.
Tip: You may want to include the dissenting opinion and rationale, your own analysis, terms to define, or other notes here.