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  1. Pollock v Farmers' Loan and Trust Co (1895)
  2. Ex parte Milligan (1866)
  3. Korematsu v. U.S (1944)
  4. Marbury v. Madison (1803)
  5. Muller v. Oregon (1908)
  1. a Supreme court ruling that upheld a ten-hour work day law for women largely on the basis of sociological data regarding the effects of long hours on the health and morals of women.
  2. b Declared the income tax under the Wilson-Gorman Tariff to be unconstitutional because it violated the constitutional probision that direct taxes be based solely on the size of the population. In 1913 Amendment 16, income tax amendment was ratified. gave congress the right to tax income without regard to pop. size
  3. c The court upheld the constitutionality of detention camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II, 1941
  4. d The court established its role as the arbiter of the constitutionality of federal laws, the principle is known as judicial review
  5. e Ruled that a civilian cannot be tried in military courts while civil courts are available, 1866

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. National power. Federalism. The Supreme Court forbade any state to set rates, even within its own borders, on railroad traffic entering from or bound for another state. This paved the way for the creation of the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1887.
  2. The court ruled that those subject to in-custody interrogation be advised of their constitutional right to an attorney and their right to remain silent, 1966
  3. A New York State law fixing maximum working hours for bakers was declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. The court held the law exceeded the police powers of the state and interfered with the individual's right to freedom of contract under Amendment 14.
  4. Legalized segregation in publicly owned facilities on the basis of "separate but equal"
  5. dealt with the 1919 Child Labor Tax Law which gave congress the right to tax 10% of the value of companies employing children under the age of 14; the USSC found that the law violated the tenth amendment and took away a power reserved to the states

5 True/False Questions

  1. Roe v. Wade (1973)tHE suprem court upheld a law regulating the working hours of miners because their work was so dangerous that overly long hours would increase the threat of injury.

          

  2. Schenck v. U.S. (1919)Unanimously upheld the Espionage Act of 1917 which decalred that people who interfered with the war effort were subject to imprisonment; decalred that the 1rst Amendment right to freedom of speech was no absolute; free speech could be limited if its exercise presented a "clear and present danger"

          

  3. Schecter v. U.S. (1935)Unanimously upheld the Espionage Act of 1917 which decalred that people who interfered with the war effort were subject to imprisonment; decalred that the 1rst Amendment right to freedom of speech was no absolute; free speech could be limited if its exercise presented a "clear and present danger"

          

  4. Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)Speaking for a widely divided court, Chief Justice Taney ruled that Dredd Scott was not a citizen and had no standing in court; Scott's residence in a free state and territory had not made him free since he returned to Missouri; Congress had no power to prohibit slavery in a territory (based on the 5th Amendment right of a person to be secure from seizure of property), thus voiding the Missouri Compromise of 1820

          

  5. Bakke v. University of California (1978)In this 5-4 ruling the Supreme Court outlawed quotas
    and ordered that Alan Bakke be admitted to medical school. But the court also upheld the principle of affirmative action, explaining that race or ethnicity could be counted as a plus in an applicant's file as long as it did "not insulate the individual from comparison with other candidates."

          

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