To print, please Start a Free Trial or Log in.
Confirm favorite deletion?
Cancel Yes, Delete
Criminal Procedure keyed to Saltzburg
View this case in different Casebooks
Criminal Procedure keyed to IsraelCriminal Procedure keyed to WeinrebCriminal Law keyed to DrippsCriminal Law keyed to DrippsCriminal Procedure keyed to KamisarCriminal Procedure Keyed to OhlinCriminal Procedure Keyed to DresslerCriminal Procedure Keyed to ChemerinskyCriminal Procedure Keyed to AllenCriminal Procedure Keyed to Lee
United States v. Armstrong
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:
Multiple parties were indicted for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of crack and conspiring to distribute it. Informants bought several grams from the respondents. Agents arrested the respondents, discovering drugs and a gun. The respondents filed a motion for discovery or dismissal of the indictment, alleging selective prosecution, arguing that they had been singled out because they were black. The Government was ordered to provide the discovery. When it refused, the case was dismissed.”
- 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.