Read the “You Be the Judge” on p. 383 of the text. It is the case of Ridgaway v. Silk.
Review the facts, and the arguments of each party in the case.
1. the main issue(s) in the case (don’t just reiterate the facts; instead consider what point of law needs to be decided); and
2. as the judge, decide for one party or the other. State your reasoning. Try to go beyond reiterating the argument given in the text. Also, don’t rely on your instinct. Apply the law.
Your response is due on Sunday night by 11:55pm. This assignment is in a discussion forum so feel free to comment on your classmates’ responses.
Note that there are no right or wrong answers in this exercise. I want to see that you can identify the issues in the case and provide a rationale decision based on what you learned.