5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Bakke v. Regents of the University of California
- Barron v Baltimore (1833)
- U.S. Term Limits v. Thornton
- Shaw v. Reno (1993)
- Mapp v. Ohio (1961)
- a 1978--Ambiguous ruling by a badly divided court that dealt with affirmative action programs that used race as a basis of selecting participants. The court general upheld affirmative action, but with a 4/4/1 split, it was a very weak decision.
- b NO racial gerrymandering; race cannot be the sole or predominant factor in redrawing legislative boundaries; majority-minority districts.
- c Established exclusionary rule; illegally obtained evidence cannot be used in court; Warren Court's judicial activism.
- d The guarantee in the 5th Amendment that private property shall not be taken "for public use, without just compensation" is not applicable to state governments as well as the federal government.
- e Invalidated the Congressional term limit provision of 23 states.
5 Multiple choice questions
- T1941--he court upheld the constitutionality of detention camps for Japanese-Americans during World War 2.
- Created the "good faith" exemption to the exclusionary rule.
- 1963 ruling that a defendant in a felony trial must be provided a lawyer free of charge if the defendant cannot afford one.
- the U.S. Congress could use the Constitution's Commerce Clause power to force private businesses to abide by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
- 1st Amendment protects campaign spending; legislatures can limit contributions, but not how much one spends of his own money on campaigns.
5 True/False questions
Terry v. Ohio → Brief search under reasonable suspicion.
Lee v. Weisman → Establishment clause that government may not compose official prayers to recite as a part of a religious program carried on by government.
Grutter v. Bollinger → a United States Supreme Court case regarding the University of Michigan undergraduate affirmative action admissions policy
Adarand v. Pena → held that racial classifications, imposed by the federal government, must be analyzed under a standard of "strict scrutiny," the most stringent level of review which requires that racial classifications be narrowly tailored to further compelling governmental interests.
Gratz v. Bollinger → a United States Supreme Court case regarding the University of Michigan undergraduate affirmative action admissions policy