Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 17. Also, Chapter 11 and 12 from Week 6 might still be relevant.
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 2 scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.

Instructions

This is Part II of the assignment you submitted in Week 6.

Using the case outline (Part I: How the Courts Address or Respect Our Rights as Citizens) you submitted in Week 6, prepare and submit a presentation, which will either be a narrated PowerPoint, a Kaltura Video, or some other format as approved by your instructor. Be sure to verify the presentation format with your instructor before starting work on this assignment.

The presentation Point presentation will need to include:

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  • Name the case
  • Discuss the facts of the case
  • Discuss the history of the case (what laws or legal action was taken)
  • Discuss the issues or the facts of the case and legal questions the court must decide
  • Discuss if the court’s decision or holdings was for the plaintiff or for the defendant and what were the reasons for the decision?
  • Discuss the concurring and dissenting opinions from the judge or if a jury trial, the jury.

Important: In this assignment, you are expected to elaborate the points you made in the prior assignment in Week 6. This assignment will be graded on your strength to elaborate and explain the facts of the case and proper use of visual aids, good narration, and presenting to the case and how well you stick to the case. For example, if you are using the PowerPoint, you are also expected to include proper visuals that are relevant to the case. Do not copy-paste the outline into this and call it complete.

 Part II: How the Courts Address or Respect Our Rights as Citizens – Presentation

Week 8: Part II: How the Courts Address or Respect Our Rights as Citizens – Presentation
CriteriaRatingsPts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFacts of the Case30 pts Identifies numerous facts that go above and beyond highlighting the importance of the case and make the case foundations explicit. 26 pts Identifies a number of facts that highlight the importance of the case and make the case foundations explicit. 23 pts Identifies several facts that make the case foundation clear but omits at least one important fact. 20 pts Identifies some facts but omits more than one important fact crucial to understanding this case. 0 pts No effort30 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeHistory of the Case30 pts The presentation covers an exceptional level of case history to make the legal actions surrounding the case clear and detailed. 26 pts The presentation demonstrates points of case history surrounding the legal actions of the course case. 23 pts The presentation provides brief points of case history surrounding the legal actions of the course case; however, additional explanation is needed to make the history clear and in context 20 pts The presentation provides such a minimal number of points of case history surrounding the legal actions that the history of the case is not clear. 0 pts No effort30 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLegal Questions30 pts The presentation clearly points to the specific civil liberties issues that the courts had to determine to issue a verdict. 26 pts The presentation points to the general civil liberties issues that the courts had to determine to issue a verdict. 23 pts The presentation provides some information regarding the general civil liberties issues that the courts had to determine to issue a verdict, but at times is unclear or inaccurate. 20 pts The presentation is not clear or largely inaccurate regarding the general civil liberties issues that the courts had to determine to issue a verdict. 0 pts No effort30 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDecision or Holdings20 pts The presentation clearly lists whether the court ruled for the plaintiff or the defendant along with the reasoning provided by the court and key details directly related to understanding the ruling. Any holdings or court imposed conditions as part of the verdict are also listed. 17 pts The presentation lists whether the court ruled for the plaintiff or the defendant along with the reasoning provided by the court but includes few details related to the ruling.Holdings or court imposed conditions are not clear. 15 pts The presentation lists whether the court ruled for the plaintiff or the defendant but the included reasoning is unclear. Holdings or court imposed conditions are also omitted. 13 pts The presentation lists whether the court ruled for the plaintiff or the defendant but omits the reasoning. Holdings or court imposed conditions are either omitted or incoherent. 0 pts No effort20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeVerdict: Concurring and Dissenting Opinion30 pts The presentation clearly points to the verdict and provides clear detail of the affirming and dissenting opinions. 30 pts The presentation points to the verdict and provides information on the affirming and dissenting opinions. 23 pts The presentation provides the verdict but information on the affirming and dissenting opinions is minimal. 20 pts The presentation does not provide the verdict and/or information on the affirming and dissenting opinions is unclear or lacking. 0 pts No effort30 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePresentation: Overall40 pts The presentation includes all required components, is visually clean and appealing with effective use of visuals and includes narration. 35 pts The presentation includes most required components, makes effective use of visuals, and includes narration. 31 pts The presentation includes few of the components, has some visuals, and includes narration. 27 pts The presentation does not include most of required components, is visually hard to follow with no visuals, and has limited or no narration. 0 pts No effort40 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePresentation: Narration and Delivery40 pts Audible and clear volume without ambient noise, has a good pace, and stays to the topic. Overall excellent delivery. 35 pts Audible and clear volume, generally with good clarity and little or no ambient noise, has a good pace, with few or no interruptions and stays to the topic. Overall very good delivery. 31 pts Quite clear and audible with some volume or ambient noise issues but still has a good pace with some interruptions but generally stays to the topic. Delivery needs improvement. 27 pts Narration has volume and audio issues with background noise, and often trails off the topic. Delivery needs major improvement. 0 pts No effort40 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting and Visuals: Mechanics and Usage and Relevance of the Visuals20 pts The writing is concise, free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Effective use of visuals 17 pts The writing is free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Visual aids used adequately 15 pts The writing contains some errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Visual aids could be improved. 13 pts The student presents information that is not clear, logical, professional or organized to the point that the reader has difficulty understanding the message. Visual aids used poorly 0 pts No effort20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCitations10 pts The references are provided in accurate APA format. 8 pts The references contain a few minor error in APA format. 7 pts The references contain several minor errors in APA format. 6 pts The references contain major errors in APA format. 0 pts No effort10 pts