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Assignment 1: Search and Seizure

Due Week 4 and worth 240 points
Review the FindLaw database and identify a case concerning the 4th Amendment. It may also be helpful to research the Strayer Online Library for this assignment.
Complete a four to five (4-5) page legal memorandum in which you:
  1. Include a brief summary of the case.
  2. Explain the court’s decision, including whether there has been a violation of the plaintiff’s 4th Amendment right against unlawful search and seizure by the government.
  3. Summarize the court’s opinion.
  4. Summarize any dissenting opinion.
  5. Use at least two (2) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
  • Explain the differences and commonalities between civil and criminal law and procedures.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues related to civil and criminal procedures.
  • Write clearly and concisely about issues in law and the legal system using proper writing mechanics.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills. Click here to access the rubric for this assignment.

 

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Points: 240

Assignment 1: Search and Seizure

Criteria

 

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

 

Fair

70-79% C

 

Proficient

80-89% B

 

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Include a brief summary of the case.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely included a brief summary of the case.

Insufficiently included a brief summary of the case.

Partially included a brief summary of the case.

Satisfactorily included a brief summary of the case.

Thoroughly included a brief summary of the case.

2. Explain the court’s decision, including whether there has been a violation of the plaintiff’s 4th Amendment right against unlawful search and seizure by the government.
Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely explained the court’s decision, including whether there has been a violation of the plaintiff’s 4th Amendment right against unlawful search and seizure by the government.

Insufficiently explained the court’s decision, including whether there has been a violation of the plaintiff’s 4th Amendment right against unlawful search and seizure by the government.

Partially explained the court’s decision, including whether there has been a violation of the plaintiff’s 4th   Amendment right against unlawful search and seizure by the government.

Satisfactorily explained the court’s decision, including whether there has been a violation of the plaintiff’s 4th Amendment right against unlawful search and seizure by the government.

Thoroughly explained the court’s decision, including whether there has been a violation of the plaintiff’s 4th   Amendment right against unlawful search and seizure by the government.

3. Summarize the court’s opinion.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely summarized the court’s opinion.

Insufficiently summarized the court’s opinion.

Partially summarized the court’s opinion.

Satisfactorily summarized the court’s opinion.

Thoroughly summarized the court’s opinion.

4. Summarize any dissenting opinion.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely summarized any dissenting opinion.

Insufficiently summarized any dissenting opinion.

Partially summarized any dissenting opinion.

Satisfactorily summarized any dissenting opinion.

Thoroughly summarized any dissenting opinion.

5. 2 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.

Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

6. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present

7-8 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present

 

 

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