Howes v. Fields
For this discussion:
Visit Howes v. Fields page (link
given in the resources) on Oyez.
Click Oral Argument – October 04, 2011
Listen to the first 4 minutes of oral
argument with Attorney Bursch and Justice Sonia Sotomayor to set the tone for
the basis of this case.
Click Opinion Announcement – February
21, 2012 under Media.
Listen to the Opinion Announcement.
Do any additional research that you feel
is necessary for the case of Howes v. Fields using the Oyez Web site or
the Capella Library.
In your main post:
Summarize the background of Howes v.
Fields and the court decision.
Explain the effect Howes v. Fields
might have on a correctional officer in the performance of his or her job.
Describe how an inmate might use the
decision in Howes v. Fields to his or her advantage.
how a correctional officer might use the decision in Howes v. Fields to
his or her advantage.