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Case Study 2 Ballew V Georgia 435 U S 223 1978

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S.Constitution limits the power of the police to make arrests, search people andtheir property, and seize objects and contraband, such as illegal drugs orweapons. These limits are the bedrock of search and seizure law and areultimately at the root of your right to privacy.

Analyze the following case inpreparation for a systematic approach to your synthesis of law andfact:

  • Ballew v.Georgia, 435U.S. 223 (1978) located at http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?navby=case&court=us&vol=435&page=223.

Write an eight to ten (8-10) pagepaper in which you:

  1. Prepare a two to three (2-3) pagebriefing on the case that you reviewed in which you utilize the following areasof importance: a) issue presented; b) short answer; c) the facts of the case; d)a summary of the case; and e) a conclusion of the case outcome.
  2. Discuss the historical backgroundbehind the right to a twelve (12) person jury under the Sixth Amendment to theU. S. Constitution. Provide relevant examples of such historical importance tosupport your response.
  3. Analyze the role of the jury, asdefined by the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
  4. Discuss the fundamental protectionsavailable to a defendant under the Fourth Amendment as they relate to theconcept of liberty, to the American system of jurisprudence, and to the right toa twelve (12) person jury. Provide a rationale for your response.
  5. Support or oppose the followingquote from Phoebe C. Ellsworth, Law Professor at the University of Michigan:“Ideally, the knowledge, perspectives, and memories of the individual membersare compared and combined, and individual errors and biases are discovered anddiscarded, so that the final verdict is forged from a shared understanding ofthe case.” Justify your response.
  6. Use at least two (2) qualityreferences. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualifyas academic resources.

Your assignment must follow theseformatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using TimesNew Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations andreferences must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professorfor any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing thetitle of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the coursetitle, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included inthe required assignment page length.

The specific course learningoutcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Illustrate the workings of theadversary system.
  • Use technology and informationresources to research issues in U.S. Courts.
  • Write clearly and concisely aboutU.S. Courts using proper writing mechanics and APA styleconventions.

Grading for this assignment will bebased on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language andwriting skills, using the following rubric.

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