Judicial Legal Research Discussion Question And Legal Treasure Hunt

Please submit a 1-2 paragraph post in response to the prompt below.

1) How could CRAAP analysis apply to “judicial” opinions? Discuss how we could apply each element of the CRAAP test to a judicial opinion to determine whether we should rely upon it in our research.

A CRAAP test is a set of evaluation criteria that can be applied to websites, articles, and other information sources to help you determine if the information is reliable. The acronym stands for:

Currency (Is the information current for your topic?)
Relevance (Does it relate to your topic?)
Authority (Who wrote it? What are their credentials?)
Accuracy (Does it have references? Is it peer-reviewed? Does other research support it?)
Purpose (Why was it written? Is there bias?)

TREASURE HUNT- Retrieving Legal Materials
1. Find a copy of the most recent decision to cite to Com. v. Runyan, 160 A.3d 831 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2017).


3. Upload a copy of the most recent reported decision by the 2d Circuit Court of Appeals citing to 17 U.S.C. 106A.

4. Using Google Scholar, find a judicial opinion from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in a case involving the theft of baby formula.

5. Find a copy of the case that overruled Ohio v. Roberts, 448 U.S. 56 (1980).

Only use .Gov websites, Westlaw, Google Scholar and other Government legal websites

Cite all sources