5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Muller v. Oregon
- Korematsu v. US
- Grutter v. Bollinger
- LULAC v. Perry
- Miller v. California
- a Case that ruled Oregon's law barring women from working more than ten hours a day was constitutional; also an attempt to define women's unique status as mothers to justify their differential treatment.
- b The Court voted to uphold the constitutionality of the university of Michigan law school's affirmative action policy, which gave preference of minority students.
- c Case wherein the Supreme Court began to formulate rules designed to make it easier for states to regulate obscene materials and to return to communities a greater role in determining what is obscene.
- d In this case, the Court ruled that the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II was not unconstitutional.
- e The Court ruled that a redistricting plan in Texas did not intentionally limit Latino representation.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- The Court ruled that keeping drunk drivers off the roads may be an important governmental objective, but allowing women aged eighteen to twenty-one to drink alcoholic beverages while prohibiting men of the same age from drinking is not substantially related to that goal.
- Supreme Court decision that said it was unconstitutional to keep Mexican-Americans off of juries.
- The Fifth Amendment requires that individuals arrested for a crime must be advised of their right to remain silent and to have counsel present.
- Names attached to five cases brought under the Civil Rights Act of 1857. In 1883, the Supreme Court decided that discrimination in a variety of public accommodations could not be prohibited by the act because such discrimination was private discrimination and not state discrimination.
- Held that the Justice Department does not have the authority to block physician assisted suicides.
5 True/False Questions
Palko v. Connecticut → Peremptory challenges cannot be used to exclude all people of a given race (in this case, African Americans) from a jury pool.
Batson v. Kentucky → Peremptory challenges cannot be used to exclude all people of a given race (in this case, African Americans) from a jury pool.
US v. Miller → Court ruled that a DC law banning hand guns was unconstitutional.
Bowers v. Hardwick → The Supreme Court found that a woman's right to an abortion was protected by the right to privacy that could be implied from specific guarantees found in the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment.
Dred Scott v. Sandford → Concluded that the U.S. Congress lacked the constitutional authority to bar slavery in the territories; this decision narrowed the scope of national power while it enhanced that of the states. Also declared that slaves couldn't sue since they weren't citizens. This case marks the first time since Marbury v. Madison that the Supreme Court found an act of Congress unconstitutional.