5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Wesberry v. Sanders (1963)
- U.S. v. Lopez (1995)
- Mapp v. Ohio (1961)
- Tinker v. Des Moines (1969)
- Reynolds v. Sims
- a Guaranteed a student's right to protest (wearing armbands).
- b a United States Supreme Court case that ruled that state legislature districts had to be roughly equal in population.
- c Established exclusionary rule; illegally obtained evidence cannot be used in court; Warren Court's judicial activism.
- d Ordered House districts to be as near equal in population as possible (extension of Baker v. Carr to Congressional districts).
- e Gun Free School Zones Act exceeded Congress' authority to regulate interstate commerce.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Peyote, controlled substances.
- 1819--The Court ruled that states cannot tax the federal government, i.e. the Bank of the United States; the phrase "the power to tax is the power to destroy"; confirmed the constitutionality of the Bank of the United States.
- 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.
- 1896 ruling that separate but equal facilities for different races were not unconstitutional.
- a Supreme Court of the United States case that held that religious duty was not a suitable defense to a criminal indictment.
5 True/False questions
Terry v. Ohio → Brief search under reasonable suspicion.
Brandenburg v. Ohio → Brief search under reasonable suspicion.
Buckley v. Valeo (1976) → "One man, one vote." Ordered state legislative districts to be as near equal as possible in population; Warren Court's judicial activism.
Baker v. Carr (1962) → 1st Amendment protects campaign spending; legislatures can limit contributions, but not how much one spends of his own money on campaigns.
Smith v. Allwright → White primaries are unconstitutional.