For this unit project, consider the following:
- How is the juidicial system of the United States made up?
- Which powers and liberties in the U.S constitutions are synonymous with the processes of the juidicial systems?
This is your fifth unit project of the course. The lessons of this unit will prepare you for this unit project. So, as you complete the lessons in this unit, make sure to pay attention to the processes of a court case in the different jurisdictions.
Project- The Journey of a Court Case
Learn what happens to cases as they travel within a court and between courts. After you complete this project, you will know how a court case goes through the system.
Case Study: Colorado Judicial Branch
Go to the Colorado Judicial Branch’s website at www.courts.state.co.us and click on the Supreme Court. Going into the case announcements, find a case from any of the years listed to analyze. You will not know what the cases are about until you click on them individually; choose one at random, or choose one that interests you.
- Write a paper of at least 500 words on what the case is about. Then make a flowchart for the journey of that specific court case. The flowchart can be in the form of a presentation, or you may use any other flowchart-making software you prefer.
- For instance, did it start in the trial courts? Can you tell if it was county or district court?
- Who won, and who appealed? Did it go to the Court of Appeals?
- Who won and who appealed there?
- What happened at the Supreme Court level?
- Where will the case go from here (i.e. is it closed, or will it go back to the trial court?)?
Note: Though not a requirement for credit for this assignment, you can creatively make a flowchart for the journey of that specific court case. You may create a flow chart using Google Draw.oi https://www.draw.io/# if you have a google or dropbox account. You may use the general shapes, lines, flowchart, or arrows functions to create your flow chart.