Case Brief

Prior Restraint on Speech:
Latino Officers Association v. Safir, 165 F. Supp. 2d 587 (S.D.N.Y. 2001)


case brief involves public employees’ rights under the First Amendment

(speech, including expressive speech which can be conduct or symbols,

not necessarily words). Read your Avery text regarding the Pickering

balancing test and the Connick test. When is “speech” a matter of public

concern? When is speech which IS a matter of public concern not

protected by the First Amendment and therefore subject to discipline? Is

off-duty speech always protected by the First Amendment? Pay particular

attention to the court’s analysis of these cases. What factors are

considered in deciding whether speech is protected or not? See the

attachments for the guide lines and exszmple.


Case brief

Help me study for my Law class. I’m stuck and don’t understand.

You are to brief a case for me(US_v_Conroy). In law firms, the Senior Partners don’t have time to read all the pages in a case they want to know about, so they have their newer lawyers create a Case Brief for them.

The case brief will summarize all the important facts in the case in a one or two page document, so the senior partners can learn what the court decided and why it decided that way.

I have attached a document that tells you How to Brief a Case, and an example of a case brief (the Delahanty case).

Once you understand the format and sections and what goes in a case brief (Use the format in the Delahanty case), you will read the attached U.S. v. Conroy case and do a Case Brief on it