legal writing case briefing
Legal writing is different from other kinds of writing in many ways, but the most important distinction is that it tends to be much more tightly structured than other forms of writing.
For this assignment, I want you to brief the case Kelo v. New London, which you should have recently read in your text book. What you read in the book was very much a distilled version of that case. I want you to start your briefing assignment by reading the entire case, and then following the instructions in the file attached that will describe how you should go about briefing a case.
** I only want you to brief the decision of the court (in this case, that’s Justice Stevens’s opinion) and Justice O’Connor’s dissent.
But don’t try to brief the case before reading the instructions on how to brief a case! (It is attached). I will put 3 pages but honestly I do not know how long it the briefing should be. It might be shorter or longer.