Fall Term - 2018

United States Constitution

Fall Term - 2018

Legal terms which arise in the cases we will be studying. This list will continue to grow as we add new cases.

Week 1: October 17
Madison v. Alabama

Can anyone be executed or does the Eight Amendment play a role?
Summary of cases cited in the briefs
Brief for Petitioner, Vernon Madison
Brief for Respondent, State of Alabama


Week 2: October 24
United States v. Stitt & Sims

Can I Burglarize Your Car or Cargo Container If You Are Living In It? Or Must It Be A Building?
Definitions of Burglary
Brief for Petitioner, United States
Brief for Respondents, Stitt & Sims