Criminal Law Keyed to Johnson
Blumenthal v. United States
Goldsmith and Weiss (Defendants) operated a whiskey-distribution company. Goldsmith and Weiss obtained whiskey from the company’s unidentified owner. Feigenbaum, Blumenthal, and Abel (Defendants) were Goldsmith’s and Weiss’s salesmen, selling whiskey directly to the tavern owners who purchased the whiskey. Pursuant to an agreement with Goldsmith and Weiss, Feigenbaum, Blumenthal, and Abel sold the whiskey at inflated prices above the maximum price allowed by wartime price-control laws. Defendants did not appear to conduct any business directly among themselves or have knowledge of the unidentified owner who was supplying the whiskey to the company. Defendants were convicted in the court of appeals for conspiracy to sell whiskey in violation of wartime regulations. Defendants appealed, and the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Only StudyBuddy Pro offers the complete Case Brief Anatomy*
Access the most important case brief elements for optimal case understanding.
*Case Brief Anatomy includes: Brief Prologue, Complete Case Brief, Brief Epilogue
- The Brief Prologue provides necessary case brief introductory information and includes:
Topic:Identifies the topic of law and where this case fits within your course outline.
Parties:Identifies the cast of characters involved in the case.
Procedural Posture & History:Shares the case history with how lower courts have ruled on the matter.
Case Key Terms, Acts, Doctrines, etc.:A case specific Legal Term Dictionary.
Case Doctrines, Acts, Statutes, Amendments and Treatises:Identifies and Defines Legal Authority used in this case.
- The Case Brief is the complete case summarized and authored in the traditional Law School I.R.A.C. format. The Pro case brief includes:
Brief Facts:A Synopsis of the Facts of the case.
Rule of Law:Identifies the Legal Principle the Court used in deciding the case.
Facts:What are the factual circumstances that gave rise to the civil or criminal case? What is the relationship of the Parties that are involved in the case.
Issue(s):Lists the Questions of Law that are raised by the Facts of the case.
Holding:Shares the Court's answer to the legal questions raised in the issue.
Concurring / Dissenting Opinions:Includes valuable concurring or dissenting opinions and their key points.
Reasoning and Analysis:Identifies the chain of argument(s) which led the judges to rule as they did.