Using the OYEZ Website
This assignment fulfills/supports
Use the oyez.org website to complete this assignment. https://www.oyez.org/ This link will open in a separate browser window.
Unless otherwise stated in a questions, short answers, lists, and bulleted statements are acceptable.
Be sure to answer questions in full. For essay or questions requiring longer answers, more is always better than less. You must have a minimum of 750 words.(This does not include re-writing the question).
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1. Research a juvenile court case that went to the Supreme Court
In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967)
Kent v. In re Winship
2. Go to the oyez.org website. https://www.oyez.org/ This link will open in a separate browser window.
This link is also posted in the Reading Assignment.
3. Use the Search box on the top right of the page to find your case.
4. Complete the following information about your case. Your assignment should be in the same basic format.
A. The full court case citation – ex. Coker v. Georgia, 433 U.S. 584 (1977) Only the name of the case is italicized.
B. Petitioner: __________________ Respondent: _____________________
C. Lower Court: ___________________
D. Decided by: ______________ Court (This is the Supreme Court session indicated by the Chief Justice of the Court at the time of decision).
E. Question(s): What question did the court ask?
F. Conclusion: Indicate the majority decision split if it was not unanimous, and which Justices were in the Majority and which Dissented.
Also indicate who wrote the majority opinion, and who wrote a dissenting or concurring opinion.
G. Explain the circumstances of the case and what the outcome is. Assume the reader knows nothing about the case. You may need to do additional research on the facts of the case to meet your 750 word minimum.
H. On the left of the screen you will see some audio files. Click on the one that says Oral Argument. Be sure that you have disabled pop-up blockers. Press the Play button.
Full sentences for the following Please:
Explain what you see and hear. What is special about the top of the window where you see the pictures of the Justices?
Do you feel that this feature will be helpful to you or others in your academic studies or in the future?
What would you tell another student about this site.
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