Identify the PARTIES to the case, and what COURT the case is in. 5 points.
4. Concisely summarize the RELEVANT FACTS and PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND of the case. The BACKGROUND means to describe how this case got to the court whose decision you are now reading. 25 points.
5. What are the LEGAL ISSUES being considered by the court? Be sure to state the LEGAL ISSUES rather than the factual dispute. For example, the most famous civil rights case in our country is Brown vs. Board of Education — the US Supreme Court decision that ended segregating schooling. The factual question was whether young Oliver Brown could attend the Monroe School in Topeka, Kansas. The legal issue, however, was whether Kansas law requiring segregation of black and white school children violated the US Constitution’s provisions about equal protection of the laws. 15 points.
United States v. Bass assignment
6. What was the court’s HOLDING or RULING? That is, what was the DECISION? 15 points.
7. What was the court’s REASONING or ANALYSIS? That is, WHY did they decide the way they did? 25 points.
8. Your analysis of the IMPACT of the case. What does this mean for businesses in Vermont or across the country? What will they need to do differently, or look out for, in the future? 15 points.