Confirm favorite deletion?
Criminal Law Keyed to Lee
Lambert v. California
Citation:355 U.S. 225, 78 S.Ct. 240, 2 L,Ed,2d 288 (1957)
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. Review the Facts of this case here:
Lambert was charged under § 52.39 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code for failing to register her offense. The evidence showed she was convicted in Los Angeles for forgery, which California punishes as a felony. Lambert was arrested on suspicion of another offense, and was subsequently charged for failing to register the forgery offense.
At trial, Lambert asserted that § 52.39 violated her due process rights by not allowing her to offer proof that she had no knowledge of the requirements. The trial court denied this objection, and the jury found her guilty. She appealed, and the appellate court affirmed, holding that there was no merit to her claim that the law was unconstitutional.
- 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.
- The Brief Prologue closes the case brief with important forward-looking discussion and includes:
- Policy: Identifies the Policy if any that has been established by the case.
- Court Direction: Shares where the Court went from here for this case.