FORMAT FOR WRITING A CERTIORARI BRIEF [Brief Should Be Limited
to One Page.]
FACTS: State the facts of your case, giving a wellphrased
overview of what actually happened. Please include information
you consider vital to the case and make sure you include historical
information which demonstrates your knowledge of what was going
on in America at the time your case came about.
Use no more than 67 lines.
ISSUE: Identify the constitutional issues. Make sure you
write it so that it represents either petitioner's or respondent's
constitutional pointofview. Use proper constitutional
language in your statement.
Begin the ISSUE statement with the word Whether.
(Use no more than 23 lines.)
CASE PRECEDENTS: If possible, list previous cases that might pertain
OPINION: In your own words, where do you stand? What are you trying
to convince the Court to rule? Give a strong plea to the Bench
to support your point of view.
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