United States Appellee v Mark P Kaiser Defendant Appellant Discussion Paper
It’s a supreme court case, please pick one of the two cases and make sure the essay meets these requirements:
Your write-up should be 1 to 2 pages, single-spaced, at standard typeface (12 or 14 point).
It should briefly (in very few sentences) lay out the basic facts of the case. These are usually generally agreed upon by the time it gets to the final appeal stage; i.e., the Supreme Court or a Federal District court.
What is much more important is the issue at law – the dispute about what the law means or how it should be interpreted.
What was the majority of the court’s decision in the case, and – more importantly – what was the basic reasoning behind this decision?
If you are asked to read a dissent in the case, what was the decision and reasoning in the minority?
Do you agree or disagree with the court’s decision? Explain why.