Background: Chang is working with a new LCA consulting client who is appealing a court case. Chang tasks you with researching several cases relevant to the appeal and reporting to her before her next meeting with the LCA client.

Instructions:

Label each response with the number/letter of the corresponding question.

1. In Nash v. State, a 2010 Maryland Court of Special Appeals case, find this quotation:

Accordingly, we hold that bifurcation of the elements of the offense of possession of a regulated firearm by a person previously convicted of a crime of violence is improper, even if agreed to by the parties. The court here erred in proceeding in this fashion.

That is not the end of the inquiry, however. The additional question we must address is whether appellant is entitled to reversal of his conviction based on a procedure to which he stipulated and agreed. We find that he is not entitled to such a windfall.

a. List the page number where this text is found in the official state reporter.

b. List the page number where this text is found in the Atlantic Reporter.

Tip: review the Instructor Notes on finding page numbers and star paging in Week 4.
2. The hypothetical case of Robin Wood v. State of Maryland was decided by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals in 2018 in a reported opinion located at 109 A.3d 145. You need to cite material found on page 148 of that opinion. Cite the complete opinion from the intermediate appellate court – including the pincite page – in Bluebook format.

Tip: review the Instructor Notes on pincites in Week 4.
3. Assume the hypothetical Wood opinion from the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, Maryland’s intermediate court appellate court, was reversed by the Maryland Court of Appeals in 2019. The opinion of the Court of Appeals, Maryland’s court of last resort, is located at 110 A.3d 87. In one citation, cite the intermediate appellate court’s opinion in the Wood case and its subsequent history using correct, compete Bluebook format. (Do NOT include a pincite.)

Tip: review the Instructor Notes on Citing Subsequent History of a Case in Week 4.
4. On Westlaw, locate the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. Provide the full parallel citation for the case in Bluebook format. Include citations from the official reporter and the two unofficial reporters in correct order (discussed in Week 3 Instructor Notes).

5. U.S. Supreme Court cases are available on many websites. Visit the following websites and provide the requested URLs. You may copy and paste the URLs, but pay attention to what you’re viewing. Make sure that the URL you copy leads directly to a page that contains the specified materials.

a. Go to www.scotusblog.com and provide the full URL for the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. case page on SCOTUSblog.

b. Go to the official U.S. Supreme Court website and provide the full URL for the page there that provides the text of the Court’s opinion in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

c. Go to Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/) and provide the full URL for the for the page there that provides the text of the Court’s opinion in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

Tip: Select “Case law,” then “Select Courts.” Restrict your search to Federal Courts → Supreme Court before searching for the opinion.
d. Go to the Findlaw Legal Professionals page at https://lp.findlaw.com/. Provide the full URL for the page there that provides the text of the Court’s opinion in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.