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5 Matching questions

  1. NY Times v. U.S.
  2. Reynolds v. U.S.
  3. Lee v. Weisman
  4. Capital Square Review Board v. Pinette
  5. Citizens United v. FEC
  1. a held that the First Amendment prohibited the government from restricting independent political expenditures by corporations and unions.
  2. b Content neutral.
  3. c a Supreme Court of the United States case that held that religious duty was not a suitable defense to a criminal indictment.
  4. d Pentagon Papers case. Prior restraint was unjustified.
  5. e Establishment clause that government may not compose official prayers to recite as a part of a religious program carried on by government.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a United States Supreme Court case that ruled that state legislature districts had to be roughly equal in population.
  2. a case in which the United States Supreme Court upheld the affirmative action admissions policy of the University of Michigan Law School.
  3. 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.
  4. 1973 ruling that decriminalized abortion.
  5. 1824--Clarified the commerce clause and affirmed Congressional power over interstate commerce.

5 True/False questions

  1. McCulloch v. Marylandabout whether the United States Congress may use its Article One powers to abrogate a state's sovereign immunity from suits in its own courts, thereby allowing citizens to sue a state without the state's consent.

          

  2. Tinker v. Des Moines (1969)Guaranteed a student's right to protest (wearing armbands).

          

  3. Buckley v. Valeo (1976)1st Amendment protects campaign spending; legislatures can limit contributions, but not how much one spends of his own money on campaigns.

          

  4. Lemon v. KurtzmanEstablishment clause that government may not compose official prayers to recite as a part of a religious program carried on by government.

          

  5. Wesberry v. Sanders (1963)Ordered House districts to be as near equal in population as possible (extension of Baker v. Carr to Congressional districts).

          

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