Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) pages in length; refer to the “Assignment Format” page for specific format requirements.
1. To increase your knowledge of legal research and writing, please go to:
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text. Identify the title and section of the U.S. Code that governs Amber alerts. Note that no title specifically states Amber alerts. You will have to use your critical thinking skills to research. The following website can assist you and provide some background information: https://www.amberalert.gov/. Now go to the following website: https://www.amberalert.gov/pdfs/protect_act.pdf. When did the Amber alert legislation go into effect? Which public law is the Amber legislation?
2. Go to: https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/519/33/case.html. Cite the name of the case you find.
Layout the facts for Robinette. Which Amendment is under discussion in this case? Who wrote the opinion? Which justices concurred with the majority opinion? Which justice wrote her own concurring opinion? Which justice dissented? How did the Ohio appellate court rule? How did the Ohio Supreme Court rule? What was the outcome at the U.S. Supreme Court with Robinette? Which rule was set forth in United States v. Mendenhall? What is the touchstone of the Fourth Amendment? (read Justice Ginsberg’s concurring opinion to find out) What is the citation for Robinette at the Ohio Supreme Court level? N.E.2d is the abbreviation for which reporter?
3. Robinette references Michigan v. Long, 463 U.S. 1032 (1983). Locate this case online at https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/463/1032/case.html. Set forth the facts and explain what happened procedurally at the Michigan state-level with Long.
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