Directions: Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double‐spaced pages; refer to the “Format Requirementsʺ page for specific format requirements.
Please answer the following questions.
- Summarize the landmark cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1960s and 1970s. Locate each of these cases online. You can find them at: http://www.uscourts.gov/about-federal-courts/educational-resources/supreme-court-landmarks, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/370/660#writing-ZS or http://openjurist.org/393/us/483/johnson-v-s-avery. For each of the cases you identified, discuss which Constitutional Amendment was under scrutiny in each case.
- Johnson v. Avery set forth the rule that prisoners are to be provided legal assistance in preparing habeas corpus proceedings. Explain a writ of habeas corpus. What are the most common reasons prisoners file habeas corpus writs? Johnson v. Avery can be located at: http://openjurist.org/393/us/483/johnson-v-s-avery.