Case Briefing

Legal issue

  • What is being appealed? What is the legal issue?

Holding

  • What is the decision of the appellate court? Did they reverse the lower court decision or affirm it?

Reasoning

  • What is the reasoning behind the holding of the majority opinion?
  • Are there any dissents? Concurring opinions?

 Arizona v. Johnson, 555 US 323 (2009)