What was the issue at the center of the case?
Rowan College at Burlington County
Term Paper Assignment
Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643 (1961)
Instructions: This assignment requires you to review the above Supreme Court Case and submit a
well-developed report. Furthermore, you will be tasked to discuss this case during the class on the
day it is due. You will be asked questions on this assignment and you should be prepared to answer
Requirements for Report:
➢ 3-5 pages
➢ Double Spaced
➢ 12 pt. New Times Roman
➢ APA guidelines
Please attempt to answer the following questions in the report:
1. What was the issue at the center of the case?
2. Who are the parties involved in the case?
3. When was the case decided? Argued?
4. What court(s) heard the case? How did the case reach SCOTUS?
5. What Constitutional Amendments were at stake?
6. What was the decision of SCOTUS? Who wrote the opinion? Who dissented? Why?
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