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5 Matching questions

  1. Gratz v. Bollinger
  2. Barron v Baltimore (1833)
  3. U.S. v. Lopez (1995)
  4. Alden v. Maine
  5. U.S. v. Leon
  1. a about whether the United States Congress may use its Article One powers to abrogate a state's sovereign immunity from suits in its own courts, thereby allowing citizens to sue a state without the state's consent.
  2. b a United States Supreme Court case regarding the University of Michigan undergraduate affirmative action admissions policy
  3. c Gun Free School Zones Act exceeded Congress' authority to regulate interstate commerce.
  4. d Created the "good faith" exemption to the exclusionary rule.
  5. e The guarantee in the 5th Amendment that private property shall not be taken "for public use, without just compensation" is not applicable to state governments as well as the federal government.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 1974--The court rejected Richard Nixon's claim to an absolutely unqualified privilege against any judicial process.
  2. 1963 ruling that a defendant in a felony trial must be provided a lawyer free of charge if the defendant cannot afford one.
  3. Establishment clause that government may not compose official prayers to recite as a part of a religious program carried on by government.
  4. Flag-burning is symbolic speech with a political purpose and is protected by 1st Amendment.
  5. The United States Supreme Court decided 7-2 against Scott, finding that neither he nor any other person of African ancestry could claim citizenship in the United States, and therefore Scott could not bring suit in federal court under diversity of citizenship rules.

5 True/False questions

  1. Capital Square Review Board v. PinetteContent neutral.


  2. NY Times v. U.S.a Supreme Court of the United States case that held that religious duty was not a suitable defense to a criminal indictment.


  3. Engel v. VitaleProhibited 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.


  4. U.S. Term Limits v. ThorntonInvalidated the Congressional term limit provision of 23 states.


  5. Shaw v. Reno (1993)Established exclusionary rule; illegally obtained evidence cannot be used in court; Warren Court's judicial activism.


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