2 Case Brief
will be 1,000 words per case brief. There are no outside sources; only brief the case as reported by the U.S. Supreme Court, and use the citation provided in the correlating module/week assignment.
United States v. Alvarez – Machain, 504 U.S. 655 (1992).
The United States has a long history of going after “bad guys” and bringing them to justice. Some may think that this is the ultimate form of “seizure” but remember the 4th Amendment looks to whether or not it was “unreasonable.” In this era of Homeland Security, the courts will once again be asked to address the issue of a defendant who is brought before the court by way of forcible abduction. Your assignment for this week is to brief – United States v. Alvarez-Machain, 504 U.S. 655 (1992). At the end of your brief, detail if you agree with the court’s holding or not and why.
Chapter nine: Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, 561 U.S. 1 (2010).
With every right should come an equal responsibility. The First Amendment to our Constitution holds rights that we hold sacred, to include the rights to freedom of speech and the rights to freedom of association. But, as Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes has been quoted for almost 100 years: “The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic.” Your assignment for this module/week is to brief – Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, 561 U.S. 1 (2010). At the end of your brief, detail if you agree with the Court’s holding or not and why.