Analysis of U.S. Supreme Court Case – District of Columbia v. Heller (2008)

You are to submit a 6-10 sentence introductory paragraph that provides a brief overview of U.S. Supreme Court case “District of Columbia v. Heller”. You also need to develop a strong thesis which addresses whether you agree or disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision and why.

You should start your intro paragraph with a good opening sentence to hook the reader (1 sentence). Then provide a brief overview of your chosen case (3-4 sentences). Finally, the last few sentences should set up your thesis. A sample of a thesis for a different amendment would be: “I agree with the Supreme Court’s decision in (title of your chosen court case) because I believe that sentencing people with a low intelligence (IQ) to death is in violation of the 8th Amendment’s cruel and unusual punishment provision …” Then, briefly explain the justification of your thesis (3-5 sentences).

1) Name (italics) and year of case (parenthesis); and a broad overview of what the cases was about (only highly relent details, like “his cellphone was searched with a warrant”) and the legal/constitutional question presented to the court. “Was the search constitutional under the Fourth Amendment.”

2) How did the court rule and why?