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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Wesberry v. Sanders (1963)
  2. U.S. v. Lopez (1995)
  3. Mapp v. Ohio (1961)
  4. Tinker v. Des Moines (1969)
  5. Reynolds v. Sims
  1. a Guaranteed a student's right to protest (wearing armbands).
  2. b a United States Supreme Court case that ruled that state legislature districts had to be roughly equal in population.
  3. c Established exclusionary rule; illegally obtained evidence cannot be used in court; Warren Court's judicial activism.
  4. d Ordered House districts to be as near equal in population as possible (extension of Baker v. Carr to Congressional districts).
  5. e Gun Free School Zones Act exceeded Congress' authority to regulate interstate commerce.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Peyote, controlled substances.
  2. 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.
  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. 1896 ruling that separate but equal facilities for different races were not unconstitutional.
  5. 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

  1. Terry v. OhioBrief search under reasonable suspicion.


  2. Brandenburg v. OhioBrief search under reasonable suspicion.


  3. 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.


  4. 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.


  5. Smith v. AllwrightWhite primaries are unconstitutional.


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