5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- U.S. Term Limits v. Thornton
- Terry v. Ohio
- Mapp v. Ohio (1961)
- U. S. v. Richard Nixon
- Schenck v. United States
- a Brief search under reasonable suspicion.
- b Established exclusionary rule; illegally obtained evidence cannot be used in court; Warren Court's judicial activism.
- c 1974--The court rejected Richard Nixon's claim to an absolutely unqualified privilege against any judicial process.
- d 1919--Case involving limits on free speech. Established the "clear and present danger" principle.
- e Invalidated the Congressional term limit provision of 23 states.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- 1954 case that overturned Separate but Equal standard of discrimination in education.
- 1966 ruling that upon arrest, a suspect has the right to remain silent and the right to consult with a lawyer.
- 1824--Clarified the commerce clause and affirmed Congressional power over interstate commerce.
- held that racial classifications, imposed by the federal government, must be analyzed under a standard of "strict scrutiny," the most stringent level of review which requires that racial classifications be narrowly tailored to further compelling governmental interests.
- a case in which the United States Supreme Court upheld the affirmative action admissions policy of the University of Michigan Law School.
5 True/False Questions
Gitlow v. New York (1925) → is a legal case in which the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the line-item veto as granted in the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 violated the Presentment Clause of the United States Constitution because it impermissibly gave the President of the United States the power to unilaterally amend or repeal parts of statutes that had been duly passed by the United States Congress.
Bakke v. Regents of the University of California → 1978--Ambiguous ruling by a badly divided court that dealt with affirmative action programs that used race as a basis of selecting participants. The court general upheld affirmative action, but with a 4/4/1 split, it was a very weak decision.
Plessy v. Ferguson → 1896 ruling that separate but equal facilities for different races were not unconstitutional.
Griswold v. Connecticut → 1963 ruling that a defendant in a felony trial must be provided a lawyer free of charge if the defendant cannot afford one.
Engel v. Vitale → Prohibited state-sponsored recitation of prayer in public schools by virtue of 1st Amendment's establishment clause and the 14th Amendment's due process clause; Warren Court's judicial activism.