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5 Matching questions

  1. Shaw v. Reno (1993)
  2. Reno v. ACLU (1996)
  3. Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)
  4. U.S. v. Nixon (1974)
  5. United States v. Morrison (2000)
  1. a Federal law designed to prohibit "indecency" on the internet was unconstitutional.
  2. b NO racial gerrymandering; race cannot be the sole or predominant factor in redrawing legislative boundaries; majority-minority districts.
  3. c Congress DOES NOT have the authority to enact the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 under either the Commerce Clause or the Fourteenth Amendment.
  4. d The Sixth Amendment 's guarantee of counsel is a fundamental right, and through the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment, this made it applicable to states, which now had to provide an attorney if a defendant couldn't afford one.
  5. e "Executive privilege" is not absolute and is subject to judicial review.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. This established a three-part test by which governments can determine if their actions violate the Establishment Clause of the constitution: is the Law clearly secular, does neither prohibit nor inhibit religion, and is there excessive gov't. entanglement.
  2. Ruled that the law granting the president the line item-veto was unconstitutional.
  3. "Eminent Domain" may be used to take private property for the public good even if this means giving it to private developers.
  4. Race can be used as a factor for admission into a public law school as long as the policy is "narrowly tailored"
  5. This case established the Supreme Court's power of Judicial Review.

5 True/False questions

  1. Tinker v. Des Moines (1969)In response to a black armbands worn by students to school protesting the Vietnam, the court ruled that while student rights t can be restricted, "students do not leave their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse door."

          

  2. Palko v. Connecticut (1937)Provided test for determining which parts of Bill of Rights should be applicable to the states - those which are fundamentally necessary for liberty to exist.

          

  3. Roe v. Wade (1973)Federal law designed to prohibit "indecency" on the internet was unconstitutional.

          

  4. Miller v. California (1973)Ruled that obscene materials did not enjoy First Amendment protection. Modified the test for obscenity, holding that "[t]he basic guidelines for the trier of fact must be: (a) whether 'the average person, applying contemporary community standards' would find that the work, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest. . . (b) whether the work depicts or describes, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct specifically defined by the applicable state law; and (c) whether the work, taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value."

          

  5. New York Times v. Sullivan (1964)This established a three-part test by which governments can determine if their actions violate the Establishment Clause of the constitution: is the Law clearly secular, does neither prohibit nor inhibit religion, and is there excessive gov't. entanglement.

          

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