HOW DOES A CASE LAW MAKE IT TO THE US SUPREME COURT?

HOW DOES A CASE LAW MAKE IT TO THE US SUPREME COURT?

Step 1: Choose Your Case Choose a case that has either been decided or will be decided this term: You can go to OYEZ.ORG 2014 cases for a list of current cases. If you decide to research some of the cases that have gotten a lot of press recently, you are welcome to choose one of these to research: City of Los Angeles v. Patel (Links to an external site.) King v. Burwell (Links to an external site.) Obergefell v. Hodges (Links to an external site.) Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc (Links to an external site.) Step 2: Research Your Case Find out the following information about your case: Has a decision been made in your case? If yes, what was that decision? How many Justices voted for/against the decision? (The page for the case you are researching on OYEZ.ORG (Links to an external site.) will have this information – at the bottom of the page you can also see who voted for/against this as well as sort by ideology). What is the issue being discussed? Summarize the main points. What are the two sides of argument? Summarize those. Why do you think this issue this issue is important? What impact could this have? Do you think ideology impacted this case? If so, how?