Ommonwealth v. Louise Woodward, 427 Mass. 659 (1998)

Briefly summarize the criminal activity discussed in the case.
Briefly summarize the criminal charges that were filed and the outcome of the trial (i.e., what did the jury decide, what was the sentence/punishment).
Summarize the primary arguments advanced by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on appeal and the Supreme Judicial Courts resolution of those arguments (i.e., whether the Court agreed or disagreed with the arguments). Discuss the Courts reasoning and analysis.
Summarize the primary arguments advanced by Louise Woodward on appeal and the Supreme Judicial Courts resolution of those arguments (i.e., whether the Court agreed or disagreed with the arguments). Discuss the Courts reasoning and analysis. Only discuss Ms. Woodwords most significant arguments. You do not need to address all of them.
Discuss arguments favoring and argument against a rule that allows a judge to overrule a jurys decision and reduce the charges on which a criminal defendant has been convicted.
Only four quotations may appear in the entire paper and quotation marks must be used. No single quotation may exceed two complete sentences. You must cite (i.e., describe the source) the source for each quotation.