Internet Exercises Worksheet
1. DePierre v. United States is a United States Supreme Court case discussed in Chapter 4 of your text. Locate a copy of this 2011 published opinion using only free Internet resources. Which Web site did you use, and why?
2. Use the rulemaking information available on the official United States Courts site at http://www.uscourts.gov to locate the current version of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
a. What does Rule 11 cover?
b. Which Rule (and subsection) sets forth the prerequisites for filing a class action lawsuit?
c. Which United States constitutional amendment governs the right of a defendant to a jury trial?
d. What Rule did you use to answer question (c)?
3. Locate federal Public Law No. 106-102 using the THOMAS Web site at http://thomas.loc.gov to answer the following questions:
a. What was the corresponding House or Senate bill number for this legislation?
b. Which member of Congress sponsored the bill?
c. When was the legislation introduced?
d. When did it become law?
e. How does this legislation impact information published on the Internet?