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5 Matching Questions

  1. Gregg v. Georgia (1976)
  2. Engel v. Vitale (1962)
  3. Marbury v. Madison (1803)
  4. Webster v. Reproductive Health Services (1989)
  5. Reno v. ACLU (1996)
  1. a This case established the Supreme Court's power of Judicial Review.
  2. b All school-sanctioned prayer (in public schools) is unconstitutional because it violates the establishment clause of the 1st Amendment.
  3. c Death penalty is not "cruel and unusual punishment" in extreme cases such as murder.
  4. d Federal law designed to prohibit "indecency" on the internet was unconstitutional.
  5. e States can place restrictions on abortions (viability tests, no use of public facilities for abortions, no counseling to have abortions) but cannot outlaw them.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Hand-counting in Florida was a violation of Equal Protection clause, made George W. Bush the winner of the 2000 election
  2. The court ruled that the ordering of Japanese-Americans into internment camps was constitutional and justified due to circumstances of "emergency and peril."
  3. Supreme Court decision holding that the first amendment protects newspapers from prior restraint.
  4. Congress DOES NOT have the authority to enact the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 under either the Commerce Clause or the Fourteenth Amendment.
  5. Race can be used as a factor for admission into a public law school as long as the policy is "narrowly tailored"

5 True/False Questions

  1. Printz v. United States (1997)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. Clinton v. New York City (1997)Ruled that the law granting the president the line item-veto was unconstitutional.


  3. U.S. v. Lopez (1995)"Executive privilege" is not absolute and is subject to judicial review.


  4. Kelo v. New London (2005)"Eminent Domain" may be used to take private property for the public good even if this means giving it to private developers.


  5. Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)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.


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