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5 Matching questions

  1. Wesberry v. Sanders (1963)
  2. Engel v. Vitale (1962)
  3. Plessy v. Ferguson
  4. Bakke v. Regents of the University of California
  5. Palko v. Connecticut (1937)
  1. a Prohibited state-sponsored recitation of prayer in public schools by virtue of 1st Amendment's establishment clause and the 14th Amendment's due process clause; Warren Court's judicial activism.
  2. b 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.
  3. c Ordered House districts to be as near equal in population as possible (extension of Baker v. Carr to Congressional districts).
  4. d Provided test for determining which parts of Bill of Rights should be federalized - those which are implicitly or explicitly necessary for liberty to exist.
  5. e 1896 ruling that separate but equal facilities for different races were not unconstitutional.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 1819--New Hampshire had attempted to take over Dartmouth College by revising its colonial charter. The Court ruled that the charter was protected under the contract clause of the U. S. Constitution; upholds the sanctity of contracts.
  2. 1966 ruling that upon arrest, a suspect has the right to remain silent and the right to consult with a lawyer.
  3. Right to an impartial jury
  4. More leeway for states in regulation abortion, though no overturning of Roe v. Wade. Upholds MO law prohibiting abortion in public hospitals; shift in composition of court. (Later cases allow 24-hour waiting periods, parental consent for minors, etc.)
  5. Flag-burning is symbolic speech with a political purpose and is protected by 1st Amendment.

5 True/False questions

  1. Barron v Baltimore (1833)The guarantee in the 5th Amendment that private property shall not be taken "for public use, without just compensation" is not applicable to state governments as well as the federal government.


  2. Boy Scouts of America v. Dale1976 ruling that classification of individuals based on gender must be related to an important government objective; replaced minimum rationality standard.


  3. Baker v. Carr (1962)Established exclusionary rule; illegally obtained evidence cannot be used in court; Warren Court's judicial activism.


  4. McCulloch v. Maryland1966 ruling that upon arrest, a suspect has the right to remain silent and the right to consult with a lawyer.


  5. Gibbons v. Ogden1824--Clarified the commerce clause and affirmed Congressional power over interstate commerce.


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