select a u.s. supreme court case from the list below and read the full case
involved as well as other supporting documents (see also the notes below on how
to access case information through the au online library).
focus of the final paper
one of the cases from this list for your paper:
* goldberg v. kelly (1970)
* chevron v. natural resources defense council, inc. (1984)
massachusetts v. epa (2007)
* wyman v. james (1971)
* vermont yankee
nuclear power corp. v. natural resources defense council (1978)
* kelo v.
city of new london (2005)
to locate the full supreme court opinion and additional background
information on the cases, visit the westlaw database available through ashford’s
online library. once the westlaw database webpage opens, select the “law” tab
and on the far left, second box down, you may search for cases by title.
prepare an eight to ten page paper that addresses the following points:
1. offer a brief summary/historical overview of the circumstances in the
case, the stakeholders, and the outcome sought by the plaintiff.
explain how the case qualified for judicial review in regards to the ripeness,
standing, exhaustion of administrative remedies, and primary jurisdiction, as
3. analyze the case’s outcome. in your analysis, be sure to
address the administrative action that took place in the case (if available),
whether or not the court succeeded or failed in reducing arbitrariness, and the
implications for future administrative actions (precedence).
writing the final paper
- must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length.
- must include a cover page that includes:
- title of assignment
- course name and number
- instructor’s name
- must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
- must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
- must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
- must use at least three law or professional resources, including at
least one from proquest.
- must use apa style as outlined in the approved apa style guide to document
- must include, on the final page, a reference page that is completed
according to apa style as outlined in the approved apa style guide.