Find a U.S. Supreme Court opinion delivered last year in Collins v. Virginia. Write a 2 – 5 page essay explaining the facts of the case. Explain what the majority decided and why. Explain what a dissenting opinion is, and why Justice Alito wrote one to disagree with his colleagues in this case. Finally, if you were on the U.S. Supreme Court, how would you rule in this case and why?
Submit in Word. Cite your sources.
I like the Cornell University Law School site for Supreme Court cases. Here’s their summary: https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/cert/16-1027# (Links to an external site.)
And here’s the text of the case syllabus and the actual opinions: https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/16-1027 (Links to an external site.)
Here’s the official version from the U.S. Supreme Court website: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/17pdf/16-1027_7lio.pdf (Links to an external site.)
The New York Times’ Adam Liptak is the premier journalist on U.S. Supreme Court cases: https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/05/29/us/politics/ap-us-supreme-court-vehicle-search.html (Links to an external site.)
Here’s a Virginia Newspaper account of the case with a little more local flavor: http://www.richmond.com/news/local/central-virginia/albemarle-case-over-warrantless-search-for-motorcycle-is-going-to/article_5044d436-5856-5797-b41a-985dbed91e7e.html