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5 Matching questions

  1. U.S. v. Nixon (1974)
  2. McCullough v. Maryland (1819)
  3. Smith v. Allright (1944)
  4. Grutter v. Bollinger (2003)
  5. Korematsu v. U.S. (1944)
  1. a "Executive privilege" is not absolute and is subject to judicial review.
  2. b Outlawed all white primaries.
  3. c The court ruled that the ordering of Japanese-Americans into internment camps was constitutional and justified due to circumstances of "emergency and peril."
  4. d Race can be used as a factor for admission into a public law school as long as the policy is "narrowly tailored"
  5. e In establishing a national bank, Congress was legally applying the "necessary and proper clause" of the Constitution, thus exercising powers not specifically delegated to Congress but implied by its enumerated powers.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. NO racial gerrymandering; race cannot be the sole or predominant factor in redrawing legislative boundaries; majority-minority districts.
  2. Libel case-writer did it with intent to defame-knew it was false-wrote it with malicious intent. Public officials/figures have less privacy rights.
  3. Gun Free School Zones Act exceeded Congress' authority to regulate interstate commerce. The law is a criminal statute that has nothing to do with "commerce" or any sort of economic activity.
  4. Candidates can use as much of their own money as they want to support their own campaigns.
  5. Hand-counting in Florida was a violation of Equal Protection clause, made George W. Bush the winner of the 2000 election

5 True/False questions

  1. Lemon v. Kurtzman (1971)Death penalty is not "cruel and unusual punishment" in extreme cases such as murder.


  2. Marbury v. Madison (1803)Provided for the accused to be notified of their rights (right to counsel, right to an attorney, right to remain silent) before being interrogated by the police.


  3. Webster v. Reproductive Health Services (1989)States can place restrictions on abortions (viability tests, no use of public facilities for abortions, no counseling to have abortions) but cannot outlaw them.


  4. Reno v. ACLU (1996)Federal law designed to prohibit "indecency" on the internet was unconstitutional.


  5. Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)Outlawed Missouri Compromise. Denial of slavery was a 5th amendment property violation. Because African-Americans were NOT considered citizens, they were not protected.


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