5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Griswold v. Connecticut
- Epperson v. Arkansas (1968)
- Texas v. Johnson (1989)
- Palko v Connecticut (1937
- Wesberry v. Sanders (1963)
- a 1965 decision that the Constitution implicitily guarantees citizens' right to privacy.
- b Prohibited states from banning the teaching of evolution.
- c Flag-burning is symbolic speech with a political purpose and is protected by 1st Amendment.
- d Ruled a harsher sentence as a result of a new trial won on appeal does not violate double jeopardy.
- e Ordered House districts to be as near equal in population as possible (extension of Baker v. Carr to Congressional districts).
5 Multiple choice questions
- T1941--he court upheld the constitutionality of detention camps for Japanese-Americans during World War 2.
- Case centered on censorship - government cannot censor something (newspapers) because that restricts freedom of the press. Main issue was government officials were being criticized and wanted to censor the criticism.
- The boy scouts were allowed to dismiss a leader after learning that he was gay, holding that freedom of association outweighed the New Jersey anti-discrimination statute.
- 1974--The court rejected Richard Nixon's claim to an absolutely unqualified privilege against any judicial process.
- Upheld new Georgia death penalty laws requiring dual-phase trial and special circumstances; capital punishment does not constitute cruel & unusual punishment of 8th Amendment.
5 True/False questions
Mapp v. Ohio (1961) → "One man, one vote." Ordered state legislative districts to be as near equal as possible in population; Warren Court's judicial activism.
Gideon v. Wainwright → 1973 ruling that determined the obscenity clause to related to works that lack literary, artisitic, political or scientific value. (LAPS test)
Buckley v. Valeo (1976) → 1st Amendment protects campaign spending; legislatures can limit contributions, but not how much one spends of his own money on campaigns.
Everson v Board of Education (1942) → A New Jersey law allowing reimbursements of money to parents who sent their children to school (public and private) on buses operated by the public transportation system did not violate the establishment clause or the 1st and 14th Amendments.
Bakke v. Regents of the University of California → 1978--Ambiguous ruling by a badly divided court that dealt with affirmative action programs that used race as a basis of selecting participants. The court general upheld affirmative action, but with a 4/4/1 split, it was a very weak decision.