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5 Matching questions

  1. Reynolds v. U.S.
  2. U.S. v. Morrison
  3. Dred Scott v. Sandford
  4. Heart of Atlanta Motel v. US
  5. Baker v. Carr (1962)
  1. a 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.
  2. b 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. c a Supreme Court of the United States case that held that religious duty was not a suitable defense to a criminal indictment.
  4. d the U.S. Congress could use the Constitution's Commerce Clause power to force private businesses to abide by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  5. e "One man, one vote." Ordered state legislative districts to be as near equal as possible in population; Warren Court's judicial activism.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Invalidated the Congressional term limit provision of 23 states.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 1963 ruling that a defendant in a felony trial must be provided a lawyer free of charge if the defendant cannot afford one.
  5. 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.

5 True/False questions

  1. Smith v. Allwright1963 ruling that a defendant in a felony trial must be provided a lawyer free of charge if the defendant cannot afford one.

          

  2. Clinton v. New Yorka United States Supreme Court ruling that established the unconstitutionality of certain interim provisions of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act.

          

  3. Shaw v. Reno (1993)NO racial gerrymandering; race cannot be the sole or predominant factor in redrawing legislative boundaries; majority-minority districts.

          

  4. Reynolds v. Simsa United States Supreme Court case that ruled that state legislature districts had to be roughly equal in population.

          

  5. Plessy v. FergusonA 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.

          

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