Using the Word Template and other instructional materials attached to this Assignment, prepare and submit a Case Brief of the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310 (2010).
This is a specific type of writing assignment. This case relates to your Week 3 Forum Discussion. This Case Brief Assignment is graded separate!y and in addition to the forum.
For this writing Assignment, you are to prepare and submit a Case Brief of Citizens United. A Case Brief provides a summary and analysis (the “brief”) of the key points in a court opinion (the “case”). In our Week 3 Forum, you are asked to consider questions based on the Citizens United case.
A copy of the court opinion – the case – is attached here. Also attached here is a document entitled, “How to Brief a Case,” which details the components of the Case Brief. Use this for guidance. Next, attached is a “Word Template” which you are to download to setup the written format for the Case Brief.
1. Read the attachment “How to Brief a Case.”
2. Read the attached U.S. Supreme Court opinion of Citizens United. This is the case you are briefing.
3. Use the attached “Word Template”. Use it to complete your Case Brief of the Citizens United opinion. The template is formatted for you in Word. The correct case citation to use in your Case Brief is: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310 (2010).
4. Write this Assignment in your own words! Do not copy and paste blocks from the court opinion or Internet study sources.
Attached is also a list of references that can be used.