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    Florida v. J.L. Case Brief

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    Write a case brief on the following case. https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/529/266/ Florida v. J. L. 529 U.S. 266 (2000)

    Briefs should only be a one-page summary (single-spaced) of a case, although there are those that can run a bit longer. You will want to hit the major elements of the case:

    Name of the Case
    Citation and Court
    Issue(s) (This is always in the form of a Consitutional Question being posed to the Court)
    Holding (Answer the Issues - Yes/No plus reversed/upheld/ etc)
    The Appeals and the Supreme Court doesn't decide guilt or innocence. They review either Constitutional or procedural issues for error and then either uphold the lower courts decisions or reverse or remand.
    Court's reasoning (Why the Court made the decision they did)
    Dissent (The few that disagreed with the majority of the Court and their reasoning)
    Significance of the case (In a sentence of two, the precedence this case will set for all similar cases in the future)

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    Name of the Case: Florida v. J.L.

    Citation and Court: Florida v. J. L. 529 U.S. 266 (2000). (This was in the Supreme Court of the United States.)

    Facts: On October 13, 1995, the Miami-Dade Police Department received an anonymous tip that a young black male was at a specific bus stop wearing a plaid shirt and carrying a firearm. Id. at 268. The police went to the bus stop and saw three African American males there, one of whom matched the description of the anonymous tip. Id. Although there was no other reason to suspect the three of illegal conduct, the officers acted on the tip and searched all three. Id. The officers found a pistol in the pocket of J.L., the boy meeting the description of the tip. Id. He was charged under state law with carrying a concealed firearm without a license and ...

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    A sample case brief for Florida v. J.L.