Court Case Study Worksheet

SUPREME COURT: CASE STUDY WORKSHEET 1. WHAT ARE THE FACTS OF THE CASE? What happened in this case? Who were the people/organizations involved? How did the lower courts rule on this case? (Note: This would be if the case was on appellate review)  Carroll and his wife were having marital problems. One night, in bed, the two had a huge argument. According to Carroll, he saw his handgun lying next to the bed, and without thinking picked it up and shot her in the head.   Court of Oyer and Terminer of Allegheny County found him guilty of first degree murder and sentenced him to life imprisonment. Following argument and denial of motions in arrest of judgment and for a new trial. 2. CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTION: What is the constitutional question?  Can the defendant’s words or conduct or the attendant circumstances, together with all reasonable inferences, the intentional use of a deadly weapon on a vital part of another person, represents the specific intent to kill necessary in proving a first- degree murder?

Я сказала «да». - Я знаю.  - Он улыбнулся.  - Но на этот раз, - он вытянул левую руку так, чтобы она попала в камеру, и показал золотой ободок на безымянном пальце, - на этот раз у меня есть кольцо. ГЛАВА 116 - Читайте, мистер Беккер! - скомандовал Фонтейн.

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