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Engel vs. Vitale Supreme Court Case

The Essay Students will be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of an argument, including cogent or fallacious reasoning, as well as the assumptions, values, rhetorical moves, premises, and logical progressions that constitute a given argument.    First you must Research your court case (at least 3 articles that pass the CRAAP Test)  Find another case that compliments/supports your case.   Now you are ready to read THE PROMPT: In every Supreme Court ruling, a single Justice (usually) authors the legal opinion that explains the rationale for the way the Court decided. This majority opinion is usually accompanied by a document that contains a dissenting viewpoint written by one or more Justices who voted against the majority decision. For example, in the case of Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders, Justice Kennedy wrote the majority opinion and Justice Breyer wrote the dissent. Write a 5-6 page essay based on your reading and analysis of both the majority and the dissenting opinions in your court case. Both the majority and dissenting opinions contain complex arguments. Make sure you accurately summarize the two arguments. You may find it useful to do a simple diagram of their major points. Then analyze the specifics of the arguments, pointing out their relative strengths as well as their weaknesses or shortcomings. Then move into a more general discussion of both sides.  In your view, which argument holds up better, is more logical, more reasonable? What seems to be most important concern to the author of the majority ruling? What seems to be most important to the author of the dissent? As part of your analysis, you should consider how well the two opinions try to balance our constitutional rights. Has a proper balance been struck by the majority decision? Incorporate the highlighted words into the essay. You must also find a court case that supports your case.  Within the essay, you must explain the connection and support.  Basically, how does the outcome of a similar case assist in supporting your case’s outcome? The similar case you’re going to use School District of Abington Township, Pennsylvania v. Schempp. Power Paragraph form for each paragraph Use MLA format When doing an in text citation ex. (Author, Page Number) Helpful advice you can feel free to ignore: After a paragraph of introduction about the case, divide your essay into three parts. The first is your accurate summary, which might include a simple diagram of each side’s main points. The second is your analysis of the specifics of each side, in which you will note strengths and weaknesses. The third part is your overall analysis of the arguments on both sides, and your own supported argument about whether this decision was a good one for the American people. Let’s take another look at the learning outcome: Students will be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of an argument, including cogent or fallacious reasoning, as well as the assumptions, values, rhetorical moves, premises, and logical progressions that constitute a given argument. If you address all three aspects of the prompt, you will have met the outcome. Happy writing!   ·         Analyze the structure and important features of the Supreme Court ·         Explain how the Supreme Court selects cases to hear ·         Discuss the Supreme Court’s processes and procedures MUST USE THESE ARTICLES!!!! Engel v. Vitale Articles https://www.oyez.org/cases/1961/468 https://www.uscourts.gov/educational-resources/educational-activities/facts-and-case-summary-engel-v-vitale https://www.mtsu.edu/first-amendment/article/665/engel-v-vitale School District of Abington Township, Pennsylvania v. Schempp Articles https://www.oyez.org/cases/1962/142 https://www.mtsu.edu/first-amendment/article/1/abington-school-district-v-schempp https://www.britannica.com/topic/School-District-of-Abington-Township-v-Schempp