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5 Matching questions

  1. Furman v. Georgia (1972)
  2. West Virginia v. Barnette
  3. Texas v. Johnson (1989)
  4. Mapp v. Ohio (1961)
  5. Reynolds v. Sims
  1. a State death penalties (as then applied) are arbitrary and violate equal protection of 14th Amendment.
  2. b a United States Supreme Court case that ruled that state legislature districts had to be roughly equal in population.
  3. c a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States that held that the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution protected students from being forced to salute the American flag and say the Pledge of Allegiance in school.
  4. d Flag-burning is symbolic speech with a political purpose and is protected by 1st Amendment.
  5. e Established exclusionary rule; illegally obtained evidence cannot be used in court; Warren Court's judicial activism.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a Supreme Court of the United States case that held that religious duty was not a suitable defense to a criminal indictment.
  2. A United States Supreme Court decision which held that parts of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 were unconstitutional because they exceeded congressional power under the Commerce Clause and under section 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution.
  3. a United States Supreme Court case regarding the University of Michigan undergraduate affirmative action admissions policy
  4. Anarchist calling for overthrow of the government. Established precedent of federalizing Bill of Rights (applying them to States); States cannot deny freedom of speech - protected through due process clause of Amendment 14
  5. 1819--The Court ruled that states cannot tax the federal government, i.e. the Bank of the United States; the phrase "the power to tax is the power to destroy"; confirmed the constitutionality of the Bank of the United States.

5 True/False questions

  1. City of Boerne v. FloresCongress lacked the power to define religious freedom of the 1st amendment.


  2. NY Times v. U.S.a United States Supreme Court ruling that established the unconstitutionality of certain interim provisions of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act.


  3. Lee v. Weisman1971 defining government actionsin dealing with religion--must not inhibit or advance religion and does not entangle the goverment with religion.


  4. Bakke v. Regents of the University of California1954 case that overturned Separate but Equal standard of discrimination in education.


  5. Brandenburg v. Ohio1969--Determined that a law that proscribes advocacy of violence for political reform is constitutional if applied to speech that is not directed toward producing imminent lawlessness and is not likely to produce such action is not constitutional.


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