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5 Matching questions

  1. Furman v. Georgia (1972)
  2. Dartmouth College v. Woodward
  3. Gitlow v. New York (1925)
  4. U. S. v. Richard Nixon
  5. Brown v. Board of Education
  1. a Anarchist calling for overthrow of the government. Established precedent of federalizing Bill of Rights (applying them to States); States cannot deny freedom of speech - protected through due process clause of Amendment 14
  2. b State death penalties (as then applied) are arbitrary and violate equal protection of 14th Amendment.
  3. c 1974--The court rejected Richard Nixon's claim to an absolutely unqualified privilege against any judicial process.
  4. d 1819--New Hampshire had attempted to take over Dartmouth College by revising its colonial charter. The Court ruled that the charter was protected under the contract clause of the U. S. Constitution; upholds the sanctity of contracts.
  5. e 1954 case that overturned Separate but Equal standard of discrimination in education.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Use of 14th Amendment's equal protection clause to stop the Florida recount in the election of 2000.
  2. 1976 ruling that classification of individuals based on gender must be related to an important government objective; replaced minimum rationality standard.
  3. Guaranteed a student's right to protest (wearing armbands).
  4. The decision stems from the Yazoo land cases, 1803, and upholds the sanctity of contracts.
  5. 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.

5 True/False questions

  1. Miler v. California1973 ruling that determined the obscenity clause to related to works that lack literary, artisitic, political or scientific value. (LAPS test)


  2. Gregg v. Georgia (1976)State death penalties (as then applied) are arbitrary and violate equal protection of 14th Amendment.


  3. Palko v. Connecticut (1937)Ruled a harsher sentence as a result of a new trial won on appeal does not violate double jeopardy.


  4. Barron v Baltimore (1833)"One man, one vote." Ordered state legislative districts to be as near equal as possible in population; Warren Court's judicial activism.


  5. Korematsu v. U. S.1973 ruling that decriminalized abortion.


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