Reading US Cases 3.3: Case Brief Assessment
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- For each sentence below, try to identify the case brief section that best matches with it.
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- In this case however McGee guaranteed that the operation would give him a 100% perfect hand
- In regards to the intentional tort of battery, the element of intent is satisfied if the defendant knows with a substantial certainty that his act will result in a harmful or offensive contact
- Whether a federal district court exercising diversity jurisdiction over a state law-based cause of action is required to apply the common law of the state
- The Swift doctrine encouraged forum shopping by litigants to have different substantive law applied. It actually prevented uniformity and caused discrimination by non-citizens against citizens, as non-citizens had the privilege of deciding whether to have the case heard in state or federal court and thus whether federal common law would apply
- The Court made the point that the President is not a normal citizen, and therefore should receive great deference regarding executive claims of privilege.
- The jury returned a verdict for plaintiff, which was upheld by the Second Circuit.
- Is the President’s Article II constitutional privilege absolute
- The special prosecutor in the Watergate scandal subpoenaed the tape recordings of conversations involving the President and his advisers regarding the scandal.
- Washington Supreme Court remanded for clarification about intent.
- Procedural Facts or Procedural History