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  • 1. Executive President Vice President Administrative Staff http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/executive-branch
  • 2. Legislative Senate House of Representatives http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/wash/dc76.htm
  • 3. Judicial Supreme Court http://www.baucus.senate.gov/files/images/ToursSupremeCourt2.jpg
  • 4. Judicial Federal Court (District) http://www.uscourts.gov/uscourts/images/CircuitMap.pdf
  • 5. Judicial State Courts County Courts Municipal Courts
  • 6. United States Constitution Supreme Law of the Land http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/document.html?doc=3
  • 7. Primary Sources Statutes * United States Code United States Reports * U.S. Supreme Court Official Publication
  • 8. Secondary Sources Encyclopedias Brief broad summaries of legal topics WestLaw’s Corpus Juris Secundum LexisNexus’s American Jurisprudence Dictionaries Defines legal terms Black’s Law Dictionary Merriam Webster's Dictionary of Law
  • 9. Case Method Name of the case is known U.S. vs. William Jefferson Clinton Topic and Index Method Subject of the case Impeachment
  • 10. Word and Phrase Method Case is hinged on legal definitions Perjury Shepardizing Tracing the judicial history Latest decision on the case
  • 11. Procedures Read the case at least 3 times Questions to keep in mind: What are the facts? What issues did the court consider? How did the court resolve these issues?
  • 12. “IRAC” Method Issues Facts, jurisdiction (federal or state), Source of law (statutory, common, constitutional) Rule Statutes, regulations, precedents Application Identify, apply, arguments Conclusion Finding of the court and reasoning
  • 13. Citing a Case United States Code Title - Subject Area – 50 Titles Publication – Abbreviated (U.S.C.) Section - Paragraph
  • 14. Order to follow Citation Rule of Law – synopsis Facts Issues Holdings (Yes or no to the elements of a crime) Reasonings (The court’s rationale) Conclusion (Decision of the court) Dissent (Disagreeing judges)
  • 15. Form Type Formal Memorandum Informal Memorandum Letter Email
  • 16. Cornell University Law School’s Legal Information Institute http://www.law.cornell.edu/ University of Washington School of Law (http://lib.law.washington.edu/research/research.html) Washburn University School of Law’s WashLaw (http://www.washlaw.edu/) Duke University’s Duke Law (http://law.duke.edu/lib/researchguides/intresearch) FindLaw (http://www.findlaw.com/) Legal.com (http://www.legal.com/legal-research)
  • 17. The Executive Branch (2013). Our Government, Retrieved on June 29, 2013from http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/executive-branch The U.S. Capitol (2013). Retrieved on June 29, 2013 from http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/wash/dc76.htm The U.S. Supreme Court (2013). Retrieved on June 29, 2013 from http://www.baucus.senate.gov/files/images/ToursSupremeCourt2.jpg U.S. Constitution (2013). Retrieved on June 30, 2013 from http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/document.html?doc=3 U.S. District Court Map (2013). Retrieved on June 30, 2013 from http://www.uscourts.gov/uscourts/images/CircuitMap.pdf

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