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Use Westlaw to complete each of the following:

1. Find three cases involving whether a sniff dog by a dog constitutes a search.

2. Find three cases giving grandparents the right to visit their grandchildren.

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3. Find three cases involving the attorney client priviledge.

4. Find three cases involving the Defendant’s right to counsel of his or her choice.

5. Find three cases involving the right to maintenance in a divorce.

Westaw Legal Research

Locate and cite correctly, any statutory provision regarding the following:

1. Medical use of maijuana

2. Same sex marriage.

3. Licensing of professional persons.

4. Felonies.

5. Requirements for voting.

WESTLAW SEARCHES
Directions: Complete the following using Westlaw

Find and correctly cite the US Supreme Court case wherein a wife brought a civil rights action against a municipality based on a police officer’s refusal to enforce a domestic violence restraining order against the husband.

Search Terms/Query: _______________________

Citation: ____________________­­­­­___

Find and correctly cite a statute from your state that addresses domestic violence and its penalties.

Search Terms/Query: _______________________

Citation: ____________________­­­­­___

 

 

You can use either WestlawNext or Westlaw Classic to complete this assignment.

WESTLAW RESEARCH PRACTICE
Lesson Three – Locating Relevant Case Law Using Secondary Authority

Objectives: A simple research process technique.

Directions: Read the following fact patterns

1. Your client, Dreamy McSteamy is a popular motocross driver known far and wide for his long black hair, dangerous dark eyes, and zebra-striped motorcycle emblazoned with a purple number 7. Recently, a movie studio released an animated children’s film featuring a handsome, smooth-talking, purple leopard-spotted motorcycle, with the number 7 prominently displayed on the gas tank. McSteamy wishes to file a claim against the studio on the grounds that the film’s “star” bears an uncanny likeness to McSteamy’s public image, and hence, violates his right of publicity.

i. Locate and correctly cite relevant secondary authority
ii. Provide your exact search query – Include database id
iii. State the legal issue/s involved after studying the information therein
iv. Locate an on point case from an Oklahoma State Court
v. Does the case appear to work for or against your client?

2. Fozze Bear, stands convicted for the heinous murder of Miss Piggy. Your supervising attorney is filing an appeal based, in part, on negative comments made by the prosecutor regarding Mr. Bear. Apparently, prosecution referred to the defendant as “evil-doer” and a “son of the Devil” during her closing arguments. On this issue, your office asserts prosecutorial misconduct. The respondent counter-argues that counsel for the defense opened the door to these characterizations when, in his own closing argument, he stated that, “certainly, whoever committed this act is a devil’s spawn.”

i. Locate and correctly cite relevant secondary authority
ii. Provide your exact search query – Include database id
iii. State the legal issue/s involved after studying the information therein
iv. Locate an on point case from the 3rd Circuit of the US Court of Appeals
v. Review the Court’s Holdings and the relevant headnote from the opinion. Does the case appear to work for or against your client?

3. Clair DeLoon was one of five current roommates in a house where tenants are continually moving in and moving out. An unknown past tenant vacated the premises, leaving behind a VCR and a collection of campy video tapes, frequently enjoyed by later groups of select tenants. When it came time for Clair to move on to more a more luxurious living space, she took the VCR and tape collection with her. One of the remaining tenants has filed a complaint with the police on the grounds that the items did not belong to Clair. Clair is being charged with theft.

i. Locate and correctly cite relevant secondary authority
ii. Provide your exact search query – Include database id
iii. State the legal issue/s involved after studying the information
iv. Discuss the arguments supporting Clair’s conviction, as well as arguments that can be raised in her defense.
v. Correctly cite one case supporting each of the arguments provided above.