Listen to the oral argument in Bond v. United States as though you were one of the justices. Make note of any questions you would have asked as well as notable points both for and against each party. Think about how you would decide the case. Write a paragraph or two setting out what you think the outcome of the case should be.
Next, read the two opinions in the actual case. Did you change your mind? Find additional support for your opinion?
- Bond v. United States, 09-1227 (2011) (Links to an external site.)
- Bond v. United States, 12-158 (2014) (Links to an external site.)
Now that you have reviewed the law and the facts and heard from your “colleagues” on the bench write your own judicial opinion in Bond. Set for the relevant law and how the facts fit within that law, support your opinion, explain what your opinion means for future cases.
Use current APA Style formatting for your written assignment, citations, and references. Write a minimum of 500 words. As this is a short paper, do not use or add a title page and abstract.
Save your assignment using a naming convention that includes your first and last name and the activity number (or description). Do not add punctuation or special characters. Refer to the You Be The Judge Rubric for detailed grading criteria.
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