Part 1: Write report summarizing research, identifying law, and explaining how a bill becomes law.
Part 2: Write report summarizing research, identifying relevant law and issues, applying relevant law to facts, and analyzing jurisdiction of courts.
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The Organization for Animal Rights (“OAR”) is a not-for-profit organization created and based in Maryland. The OAR mission is to bring about positive changes in the use and treatment of research laboratory animals in government and private entities. OAR works to affect change primarily through public and private policy-making entities at state and federal levels.
OAR retained the law firm of Smith Jung and Morales, PC (Smith) to advise the organization and serve as legal counsel for any matters related to OAR activities. Your supervising attorney, Jan Morales, is the lead attorney providing counsel to OAR. As her paralegal, you have been tasked to assist in advising OAR.
OAR wants to be better informed about animal rights, and thus, the Executive Director has requested that Smith provide an overview of existing law related to animal rights. Jan Morales, as your supervising attorney, has asked you to conduct this research.
Following your research, write report summarizing the research and addressed to Jan Morales. Label all parts of the report as listed below.
The report should address the following:
Explain how and where you would began researching whether a federal or Maryland state law exists pertaining to the use and treatment of laboratory research animals.
Describe at least three examples of the sources of law you would explore and why.
Enacting a Bill
Assume that there is no relevant Maryland statute regarding this issue.
Describe the specific steps that OAR would take to advocate and help pass legislation regulating the use and treatment of laboratory research animals. Explain each step taken from the drafting of the bill through its enactment in the Maryland legislature.
The Pharmaceutical Association for Research (PAR), headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, is a professional association comprised of businesses engaged in researching, testing, and manufacturing pharmaceutical products. PAR claims that OAR activities impinge on the rights of businesses and threaten consumer safety by attempting to limit or ban animal research and testing of pharmaceutical products.
Recently, about 50 PAR members staged a protest at the OAR office in the city of Largo, Prince George’s County, Maryland. One protestor drove a truck onto the landscaped grounds of the OAR office damaging several plants and trees, another threw rocks through an OAR office window damaging furniture and a computer. A third protestor attacked the OAR Assistant Director when he attempted to leave the office by shoving him to the ground and repeatedly kicking and punching him with his fists. The Assistant Director was admitted to the hospital for a broken arm, head lacerations, and other injuries requiring stitches
OAR staff immediately called 911 and most of the protestors quickly dispersed.
The police arrested the PAR truck driver (hereinafter, Protestor A) who damaged OAR’s landscape, the PAR rock thrower (hereinafter, Protestor B), and the protestor (hereinafter, Protestor C) who attacked the OAR Assistant Director. Protestor A lives and works in Delaware; Protestors B and C live and work in Maryland.
Jan Morales has asked you to research and prepare report to assist in advising OAR about how to proceed with possible lawsuits against the protestors.
Following your research, write report to attorney Morales summarizing the research.
The report should address the following:
1. Protestor A:
analyze whether criminal or civil law applies to the actions of Protestor A and explain why
if Protestor A is sued, name the specific court that would have jurisdiction in the case and why
2. Protestor B:
analyze whether criminal or civil law applies to the actions of Protestor B and explain why
if Protestor B is sued, name the specific court that would have jurisdiction in the case and why
3. Protestor C:
analyze whether criminal or civil law applies to the actions of Protestor C and explain why
if Protestor C is sued, name the specific court that would have jurisdiction in the case and why
reate a Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) document that is double-space, 12-point Arial. There is no page requirement. Write clearly and concisely.
Use in text citations for information taken from published resources; you may APA (see How to Use APA in Course Resources in Content) or insert the URL for any internet resources.
Include a References list of cited resources. (See How to Use APA in Course Resources in Content.)
Use subheadings and label each part of each report as follows:
Enacting a Bill
Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
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