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  1. Fletcher v. Peck (1810)
  2. Abrahms v U.S (1919)
  3. Holden v. Hardy (1896)
  4. Schecter v. U.S. (1935)
  5. U.S. v. Richard Nixon (1974)
  1. a The decision stems from the Yazoo land cases, 1803, and upholds the sanctity of contracts. first time supreme court assumed right to declare a state law unconstitutional
  2. b Sometimes called "the sick chicken case." or Schecter poultry case Unanimously declared the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) unconstitutional on three grounds : the act delegated legislative power to the executive, there was a lack of constitutional authority for such legislation; and it sought to regulate businesses that were wholly intrastate in character, 1936
  3. c 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.
  4. d The court rejected Richard Nixon's claim to an abolutely unqualified privilege against any judicial process
  5. e This U.S. Supreme Court decision upheld the constitutionality of the Sedition Act (1918) which made it a crime to speak disloyally of the U.S. government or interfere with the war effort. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. dissented in the decision, holding that the Sedition Act was a violation of freedom of speech guaranteed under the First Amendment to the Constitution.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. denied a writ of habeas corpus to Eugene Debs, after he was cited for contempt for violating an injunction against the Pullman strike. Strike interfered with the federal responsibility to transport the mails and its authority over interstate commerce
  2. 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. The court upheld the constitutionality of detention camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II, 1941
  4. Due to a narrow interpretation of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act,the Court undermined the authority of the federal government to act against monopolies, 1895American sugar refining company
  5. .Re-established the authority of the federal government to fight monopolies under the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, northern securities corporation by jp morgan

5 True/False Questions

  1. Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. v. Sawyer (1952).Re-established the authority of the federal government to fight monopolies under the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, northern securities corporation by jp morgan

          

  2. 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

          

  3. Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge (1837)The interests of the community are more important than the interests of business; the supremacy of society's interest over private interest

          

  4. Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)Extends to the defendant the right of counsel (lawyer) in STATE AS WELL AS FEDERAL CRIMINAL TRIALS regardless of their ability to pay. major broadening of the us bill of rights

          

  5. Plessy v. Ferguson 1896Legalized segregation in publicly owned facilities on the basis of "separate but equal"

          

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