Case Brief: Riley v. Calafornia

The caption is provided at the top of the case brief. The caption includes the correct case name and proper citation.

The facts section includes all facts relevant to the issues examined by the court. The facts appear in chronological order.

The procedural history section contains all relevant procedural steps in the case. The procedural posture of the case is presented in chronological order.

The issue section combines the applicable law, issue presented to the court, and relevant facts into one question.

The rule of law section correctly states the legal test that the court applied to resolve the legal issue in the case.

The holding section provides a brief and accurate summary of the court’s final ruling on the issue.

The rationale section includes the court’s reasoning. This section provides the court’s analysis in a logical and concise manner, walking the reader through how the court arrived at its decision by presenting answers to the following questions:
·         Why did the court reach the holding that it did?
·         What steps of logic did the court take in arriving at its decision?
·         What facts made a difference?
·         What public policies influenced the court’s decision?

The spelling, grammar, and punctuation are correct.

The Case Brief is 1–2 pages.