5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- NY Times v. U.S.
- Reynolds v. U.S.
- Lee v. Weisman
- Capital Square Review Board v. Pinette
- Citizens United v. FEC
- a held that the First Amendment prohibited the government from restricting independent political expenditures by corporations and unions.
- b Content neutral.
- c a Supreme Court of the United States case that held that religious duty was not a suitable defense to a criminal indictment.
- d Pentagon Papers case. Prior restraint was unjustified.
- 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
- a United States Supreme Court case that ruled that state legislature districts had to be roughly equal in population.
- a case in which the United States Supreme Court upheld the affirmative action admissions policy of the University of Michigan Law School.
- 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.
- 1973 ruling that decriminalized abortion.
- 1824--Clarified the commerce clause and affirmed Congressional power over interstate commerce.
5 True/False questions
McCulloch v. Maryland → about 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.
Tinker v. Des Moines (1969) → Guaranteed a student's right to protest (wearing armbands).
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.
Lemon v. Kurtzman → Establishment clause that government may not compose official prayers to recite as a part of a religious program carried on by government.
Wesberry v. Sanders (1963) → Ordered House districts to be as near equal in population as possible (extension of Baker v. Carr to Congressional districts).