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5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- State of New Jersey v State of New York
- Tennessee v Lane
- Tennessee Student Assistance Coalition v Hood
- United States v Curtiss-Wright Export Corporation
- Worcester v Georgia
- a Dealt with the Cherokee Indians and there land. Court held that the Cherokees were a "self-contained body" and that Georgia law had no force there and Georgia citizens could not enter land without their permissions.
- b States that fail to make their courthouses accessible to people with disabilities can be sued for damages under the Americans with Disabilities Act
- c Dispute over Ellis Island granted New Jersey title to some of the land that it did not have before.
- d Dealt with a joint resolution of Congress which gave the President the right to place an embargo on the sale of weapons to two warring countries... Court upheld the joint resolution because they felt the President was the only person able to handle foreign relations.
- e Case made it easier for financially troubled people to go to bankruptcy court to get relief from education loans.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- issue was whether or not Congress is in sessions while on a three-day break. Court held that the Congress was in sessions because the Secretary of the Senate was available to receive a veto message during that time period thus the bill underwent a regular veto subject to over riddance.
- Court rejected Utah's challenge to a counting method used in the 2000 census that cost the state a chance to pick up an additional congressional seat... imputation was name of statistical method they used and the Court said imputation was not sampling.
- Dealt with President Nixon and his use of impoundments -- Nixon would just not spend money that was apportioned by Congress that he did not agree with. This was ruled against by the Court.
- Opponent of the Civil war was arrested/tried and asked the Court to intervene under a writ of habeas corpus... civilians should not be subject to military arrest... court said they had no authroity to issue the writ... deferring to the President the prosecution of the War.
- Upheld executive agreement made with Russia... executive agreement and not a treaty thus it was not given to the Senate for ratification and the Court held that the President has the right to do this and it is just as binding as a treaty would be.
5 True/False Questions
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources v United States ex rel. Stevens → Dispute over Ellis Island granted New Jersey title to some of the land that it did not have before.
United States v Sun-Diamond Growers of California → Dealt with a joint resolution of Congress which gave the President the right to place an embargo on the sale of weapons to two warring countries... Court upheld the joint resolution because they felt the President was the only person able to handle foreign relations.
Wesberry v Sanders → Reapportionment case dealt with Georgia's congressional districts, must conform to the one-man one vote principle.
Stuart v Laird → Court stated that since secession was not constiutional, Texas had never stopped being a state even though it gave up some of its rights/ privileges (Representation in Congress ect) It was still a state and could sue.. was allowed to recover their bonds.
Supreme Court of Virginia v Friedman → Issue was whether or not Virginia has the right to draw drinking water from the Potomac River. Court says that Maryland does not have the authroity to regulate withdrawals of water that do not interfere with navigation.