For your research paper, please select a U.S. Supreme Court decision (only one from the alternatives
below) and conduct a thorough analysis of the Courtâ€™s decision. In doing so, please discuss the facts of
the case, explain where the case originated, and track its development through the lower courts to the
U.S. Supreme Court (procedural history). Identify and discuss the issue(s) presented in the case and the
courtâ€™s ruling on these issues (holding). Likewise, offer a lengthy analysis of the Courtâ€™s
reasoning/rationale for this ruling (and dissenting opinions, if any) â€“ paying particular attention to the
influence of public policy (or public opinion). Lastly, and arguably most important, analyze the social or
political ramifications of the Courtâ€™s decision (either real or hypothetical).
Please comply with all APA formatting/citation guidelines. This means that you will include in-text
citations and a references page as well as title page, etc. The paper should be typed, double-spaced and
with 1 inch margins throughout. This is an approximately 10 page paper.