Discussion Question 1: Free Legal Resources on the Internet
List and discuss three free legal resources that can be accessed via the Internet. What are their pros and cons? Is it okay to use lawyer blogs as legal authority or should you find out legal information on government websites or law school libraries?
Support your answer with proper reason and examples.
Discussion Question 2: Rockin’ Supreme Court Cases
You may be amazed at all the interesting cases out there that have a better plot than many mystery novels.
This site provides a list of landmark Supreme Court cases dealing with the death penalty. Choose one of the cases, scan through it, and then answer the following questions:
- Who was the defendant, and with what crime or crimes was he or she charged?
- What defenses were raised by the defendant?
- What constitutional issues were involved?
- What was the Supreme Court’s decision?