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Just answer question 1-8 as a case brief.Caption: Just a title and citation to make it easy for you to refer to. 2.Facts: Relevant and important facts to the case. Typically, no more than a paragraph. 3.Procedural History: How did the case get to the point it is at? This can be a simple sentence: ″This case started in Pima County Superior Court where a jury found the defendant guilty. The defendant appealed to the AZ Court of Appeals, which affirmed the Pima County Superior Court ruling. The defendant appealed to the Arizona Supreme Court, which rules on the issue in this opinion.″ 4.Judgment: What was the final ruling? What did this court decide? Did the Court ′affirm,′ ′reverse,′ or ′remand′ the case to another court? 5.Issue: What is the main issue in question in the case? This is the most important part of your brief! For instance: ″The Court must decide whether juveniles charged with crimes have a right to an attorney under the 5th, 6th, and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.″ 6.Holding: A sentence or two about what the court decided. For instance: ″The Court ruled that the right to counsel established by Gideon v. Wainwright applied to juveniles in criminal proceedings.″ 7.Rationale: This is why the court ruled the way it did. This will likely involve a longer explanation as to how the court came to this conclusion based on the facts of the particular case. 8.Dissent: If a case has a dissent – discuss it here. Why did a judge decide a different way?