POLS 102 SDSU American & California Government & Politics Cases Analysis Discussion


Choose a case from the following list:

Mapp v. Ohio (1961)

Sweat v. Painter (1950)

Brown v. Board (1954)

Griswold v. Conneticut (1965)

Loving v. Virginia (1967)

Tinker v. Des Moines (1969)

San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez (1972)

Carpenter v. United States (2018)

Explain the facts of the case, the Majority Opinion and any relevant Concurring Opinions, and the Dissent. Why is this case significant for American policy and how does it affect the scope of our rights?

Look up the case on OYEZ to see the different opinions and a summary of the case. You will need specific analysis of the case that includes:

a. precedent

b. judicial interpretation

c. role of majority, concurring, and dissenting opinions

Completed Assignments should be a minimum of 5 paragraphs, and follow standard formatting: 1 inch margins, Times or Palatino 12 inch font. A Works Cited and Parenthetical Notations (see OWL MLA online).

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