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5 Matching Questions

  1. 11th Amendment
  2. Article IV Privileges and
    Immunities Clause
  3. Substantive Due Process
  4. Appointment Clause
    Article 2, Section 2
  5. Justiciability

    R.A.M.P.S.
  1. a Ripeness
    Advisory Opinions
    Mootness
    Political Questions
    Standing
  2. b A state may not be sued in federal court by its
    own citizens or citizens of another state
    without consent
  3. c Prevents economic discrimination
    by one state against citizens or
    residents of another state,
    UNLESS a substantial
    government interest exists.
  4. d President appoints "principal officers" with
    Senate consent (e.g., Cabinet Members,
    Heads of Departments).
     Congress delegates appointment of "inferior
    officers" (e.g., Deputy Cabinet Members,
    Members of Federal Agencies) to:
     The President
     Heads of Departments, and/or
     The Judiciary
  5. e A term used to classify the source
    from which the fundamental rights
    (right to vote, right to travel, right
    to privacy) derive.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1.  Apply Rational Basis
     The right to be a candidate
    1. Payment of a filing fee
    2. Both minimum and maximum age
    restrictions
  2. 1. State officials may be sued personally for
    a) money damages or
    b) enjoined for federal law violations
    2. A state may be sued by another state or by the United States
    3. Congress may waive a state's 11th Amendment immunity under
    the Enforcement Clause of Section 5 of the 14th Amendment
  3. Any state law in
    an area where Congress intends to
    occupy the field is unconstitutional.
  4. Federal Court adjudication
    requires an actual and definite
    dispute between parties having
    adverse legal interests.
  5. 1. Directly advance
    2. a substantial governmental interest,
    and
    3. be "narrowly tailored"

5 True/False Questions

  1. "Content Neutral" Regulation of
    Time, Place, Manner (Method)
    Apply 3-part test. Regulation must:
    1. Further a significant government interest
    2. Be narrowly tailored, and
    3. Leave open alternative channels of
    communication

          

  2. Affectation DoctrineAny state law in
    an area where Congress intends to
    occupy the field is unconstitutional.

          

  3. To Uphold a Federal Statute (3)1. Supremacy clause
    2. Any enumerated power of
    Congress (Art. 1, Sec. 8)
    3. Federal property power

          

  4. Establishment Clause
    (Lemon v. Kurtzman)

    In order not to violate establishment
    clause:
    1. Directly advance
    2. a substantial governmental interest,
    and
    3. be "narrowly tailored"

          

  5. "Fundamental" Right to Vote
    Apply Strict Scrutiny: (4)
    1. Discrimination in voting
    2. Reapportionment
    3. Switching party affiliation
    4. Ballot restrictions based on "special
    interests" (land ownership)

          

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