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5 Matching questions

  1. Smith v. Allwright
  2. U.S. v. Morrison
  3. Capital Square Review Board v. Pinette
  4. Texas v. Johnson (1989)
  5. Adarand v. Pena
  1. a A United States Supreme Court decision which held that parts of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 were unconstitutional because they exceeded congressional power under the Commerce Clause and under section 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution.
  2. b 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.
  3. c Flag-burning is symbolic speech with a political purpose and is protected by 1st Amendment.
  4. d Content neutral.
  5. e White primaries are unconstitutional.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. Pentagon Papers case. Prior restraint was unjustified.
  3. Gun Free School Zones Act exceeded Congress' authority to regulate interstate commerce.
  4. is a legal case in which the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the line-item veto as granted in the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 violated the Presentment Clause of the United States Constitution because it impermissibly gave the President of the United States the power to unilaterally amend or repeal parts of statutes that had been duly passed by the United States Congress.
  5. Anarchist calling for overthrow of the government. Established precedent of federalizing Bill of Rights (applying them to States); States cannot deny freedom of speech - protected through due process clause of Amendment 14

5 True/False questions

  1. Shaw v. Reno (1993)Established exclusionary rule; illegally obtained evidence cannot be used in court; Warren Court's judicial activism.


  2. 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.


  3. Engel v. Vitale1973 ruling that decriminalized abortion.


  4. Heart of Atlanta Motel v. USthe U.S. Congress could use the Constitution's Commerce Clause power to force private businesses to abide by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


  5. Mapp v. Ohio (1961)Established exclusionary rule; illegally obtained evidence cannot be used in court; Warren Court's judicial activism.