S5 ] Slocum, R.
The name of the person who initiated legal action in that particular court will always appear first. With rare exceptions, the outcome of an appellate case will turn on the meaning of a provision of the Constitution, a law, or a judicial doctrine.
This should be outlined point by point in numbered sentences or paragraphs. NOTE: Many students misread cases because they fail to see the issues in terms of the applicable law or judicial doctrine than for any other reason. Title and Citation The title of the case shows who is opposing whom.
Legal analysis and writing 2nd ed. Issues The issues or questions of law raised by the facts peculiar to the case are often stated explicitly by the court.