University of Pittsburgh, Summer 2000

Philosophy 1390: Philosophy of Law

C.L. 226—Tuesdays, 6 p.m. to 8:55 p.m.

Ben Eggleston—


Paper assignment no. 3


Write a paper answering one of the following two questions:


  1. What were the U.S. Supreme Court’s main reasons for deciding the case of Griswold v. Connecticut in the way that it did?


  1. What were the Vermont Supreme Court’s main reasons for deciding the case of Baker v. State in the way that it did?


Your paper will be due at the beginning of class on July 11, and will be graded according to the following requirements:



points possible:

points earned:

1.     Your paper accurately answers one of the questions stated above:



2.     Your paper includes, but is not overwhelmed by, appropriate quotations from the decision your paper discusses:



3.     Your paper is well organized and clearly written, with good spelling and good grammar:



4.     Your paper is 4–5 typed, double-spaced pages in length; this sheet is stapled to the front of your paper; the question your paper is answering is clearly marked on this sheet, above; and your name is on this sheet, below:



·       lateness penalty, if applicable: (3 points off per business day late)



total score for this paper:




Your name: _________________________________