A Moot Court Handbook
Geronimo Gusmano v. Natasha Bryant
THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
Geronimo Gusmano, Petitioner v. Natasha Bryant, Respondent
In January 2000, A. Natasha Bryant, a twenty-three-year-old graduate of the College of New Jersey, a small liberal arts college in southcentral New Jersey located on 289 tree-lined acres, moved to Sacramento, California, to take a job as a lobbyist with a public interest lobby group committed to eradicating ATM bank fees. The group in question is known as BATM (pronounced “Bait-Umm”). Upon her arrival in Sacramento, Ms. Bryant rented a two-bedroom apartment on the first floor of a privately owned building in a residential section of town just a few blocks from the Capitol Building. The building contained four apartments including a basement unit. The landlord, Geronimo Gusmano, lived in a different section of town. Ms. Bryant’s apartment had a kitchen, a bedroom, and a living room. The apartment was shaped like a rectangle with the east and west sides being the longer of the four sides. The northern portion of the apartment, which faced the street, included the front door and a small laundry room. The kitchen, which came with a gas stove and a microwave, but not a refrigerator, was located in the southern part of the apart ← 177 | 178 → ment.1 The master bedroom ran the length of the western wall of the apartment. The bedroom included a sizeable walk-in closet and a bay window. Along the east side of the...
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