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    Florida v. Jimeno

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    I just can't seen to get going on these questions and have never written a case brief before. I am at a loss where to start.

    In the case of Florida v. Enio Jimeno:
    a.What is the correct citation of the case?
    b.On what page does the court's decision begin?
    c.Is it proper to quote anything prior to this page?
    d.Which Justice wrote the opinion?
    e.Which Justices(s) joined in that opinion?
    f.Wich Justice wrote the dissenting opinion?
    g.Which Justice(s) join in the dissenting opinion?
    h.Is this a per curiam, majority, or plurality opinion?
    i.What are the important facts?
    j.Who won at the trial level?
    k.Where did the case go after it left the trial court and before it reached the U.S. Supreme Court?
    l.What was the issue before the U.S. Supreme court?
    m.What did the court old?
    n.What was the Court's reasoning for reaching thi holding?
    o.What was the result?
    p.Why did the dissent reason that the result should have been different?

    Using the answers to the previous questions, write a case brief for Jimeno.

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    a. 500 U.S. 248 (1991).
    b. 248
    c. No.
    d. Chief Justice Rehnquist
    e. Justices White, Blackmun, O'Connor, Scalia, Kennedy, and Souter
    f. Justice Marshall
    g. Justice Stevens
    h. It's a majority opinion because more justices joined than did not.
    i. A Dade County police officer overheard Jimeno arrange a drug transaction over a public telephone. The officer followed Jimeno's car and pulled Jimeno over for a traffic infraction. The officer told Jimeno that he was pulling him over for a traffic infraction and that he also suspected Jimeno was carrying drugs. The officer asked Jimeno's permission to search the car. Jimeno gave permission, and the officer found a folded, brown paper bag on the floorboard. The officer opened it and found a kilogram of cocaine. Jimeno was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
    j. Jimeno won at the trial level. Jimeno argued that the evidence should be suppressed because his consent to the search did not extend to a closed paper bag in the car. The trial court judge suppressed evidence of the cocaine.
    k. The case went to the Florida District Court of Appeal and the Florida Supreme Court. Both affirmed the trial court's decision.
    l. The issue before the United States Supreme Court was whether a suspect's Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches is violated, when after he gives a police officer permission to search his automobile, the officer opens a closed container found within the car that might reasonably hold the object of the search.
    m. The Court held that a criminal suspect's Fourth Amendment right ...