Template:Infobox Case Brief

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To create a new case brief, use Form:Case Brief.

Template for Case Information

This template is to insert in case briefs and provide basic information at a glance.

Usage

Copy and paste the text from the box below into the top of a case brief page. Fill in the data to the right of the equals sign.

See also Template:Court opinion part.

{{Infobox Case Brief
| court                 = 
| citation              = 
| date                  = <!-- example: "April 3, 1974" -->
| subject               = 
| other_subjects        =
| appealed_from         = 
| overturned            = 
| partially_overturned  = 
| reaffirmed            = 
| questioned            = 
| criticized            = 
| distinguished         = 
| cited                 = 
| followed              = 
| related               = 
| facts                 =
| procedural_history    =	
| issues                =
| arguments             =
| holding               =
| judgment              =
| reasons               =
| rule                  =
| comments              =
| case_text_links       = {{Infobox Case Brief/Case Text Link <!-- repeat as needed, one for each link -->
| link                  =
|case_text_source       = }}
| Court_opinion_parts   = {{Court opinion part <!-- repeat as needed, one for each opinion -->
| opinion_type          = <!-- "majority," "plurality," "unanimous," "concurrence," "dissent," OR "concur/dissent" -->
| written_by            = 
| joined_by             = }}
}}

Description of fields

Provide basic information about a case.

Template parameters

This template prefers block formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Courtcourt

The name of the court where the case was heard.

Example
U.S. Supreme Court
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Citationcitation

Court reporter citations. Follow Bluebook formatting conventions. If multiple, separate by asterisk.

Unknownoptional
Date decideddate

The date the decision was handed down. Use a "[month], [day], [year]" readable date format

Example
April 3, 1974
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Primary subjectsubject

The subject/field of law to which the case pertains.

Example
Constitutional Law
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Additional subjectsother_subjects

Additional or minor subjects to which the case pertains. If multiple, separate by asterisk.

Unknownoptional
Appealed fromappealed_from

The court from which the appeal immediately came.

Example
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
Unknownoptional
Factsfacts

Facts of the case.

Contentsuggested
Procedural Historyprocedural_history

Procedural History of the case.

Contentoptional
Issuesissues

Issues of the case.

Contentsuggested
Argumentsarguments

Arguments made by the parties.

Contentoptional
Holdingholding

Holding of the case.

Contentsuggested
Judgmentjudgment

Judgment of the case.

Contentoptional
Reasonsreasons

Reasons for the holding.

Contentoptional
Rulerule

Rule(s) applied or formulated in the case.

Contentsuggested
Commentscomments

Comments related to the case.

Contentoptional
URL links to full case textcase_text_links

This field cannot be edited using this feature. To add links, please save changes and select "Edit with form."

Unknownoptional
Cases that this case overturnedoverturned

Any cases or actions that this case overturned. If multiple, separate by asterisk.

Pageoptional
Cases that this case partially overturnedpartially_overturned

Any cases or actions that this case overturned in part. If multiple, separate by asterisk.

Pageoptional
Cases that this case reaffirmedreaffirmed

Any cases or actions that this case reaffirmed. If multiple, separate by asterisk.

Pageoptional
Cases that this case questionedquestioned

Any cases or actions that this case questioned. If multiple, separate by asterisk.

Pageoptional
Cases that this case criticizedcriticized

Any cases or actions that this case criticized. If multiple, separate by asterisk.

Pageoptional
Cases that this case distinguisheddistinguished

Any cases or actions from which this case is distinguished. If multiple, separate by asterisk.

Unknownoptional
Cases that this case citedcited

Any cases or actions that this case cited. If multiple, separate by asterisk.

Unknownoptional
Cases that this case followedfollowed

Any cases or actions that this case followed. If multiple, separate by asterisk.

Unknownoptional
Related casesrelated

Any related cases or actions. If multiple, separate by asterisk.

Unknownoptional
Case OpinionsCourt_opinion_parts

This field cannot be edited using this feature. To add opinion authorship for each opinion part, please save changes and select "Edit with form."

Unknownoptional

Template for Each Opinion Part

This template is to insert authorship information about an individual court opinion part (majority, concurrence, etc.) into case briefs.

Usage

Copy and paste the text from the box below into a case brief page within the case brief infobox template to the right of |Court_opinion_parts=. Each opinion part should have its own box on the case brief page. This box can be repeated as many times as needed.

Fill in the data to the right of the equals sign.

{{Court opinion part
| opinion_type          = <!-- "majority," "plurality," "unanimous," "concurrence," "dissent," OR "concur/dissent" -->
| written_by            = 
| joined_by             =  
}}

Description of fields

Field Description
opinion_type One of "majority," "plurality," "unanimous," "concurrence," "dissent," OR "concur/dissent."
written_by The justice who wrote this opinion part.
joined_by The justices who joined the decision. If multiple, separate by asterisk. If the decision was unanimous, simply leave blank.