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5 Matching questions

  1. Plessy v. Ferguson
  2. Duncan v. Louisiana
  3. Fletcher v. Peck
  4. McCulloch v. Maryland
  5. Marbury v. Madison
  1. a 1896 ruling that separate but equal facilities for different races were not unconstitutional.
  2. b The decision stems from the Yazoo land cases, 1803, and upholds the sanctity of contracts.
  3. c 1803 established the principle of judicial review
  4. d 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.
  5. e 1968 guarantees the right to a trial by jury where a sentence of at least two years is involved.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 1919--Case involving limits on free speech. Established the "clear and present danger" principle.
  2. 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.
  3. The boy scouts were allowed to dismiss a leader after learning that he was gay, holding that freedom of association outweighed the New Jersey anti-discrimination statute.
  4. Ruled a harsher sentence as a result of a new trial won on appeal does not violate double jeopardy.
  5. Use of 14th Amendment's equal protection clause to stop the Florida recount in the election of 2000.

5 True/False questions

  1. Miranda v. Arizona1803 established the principle of judicial review


  2. Parker v. Gladden1973 ruling that decriminalized abortion.


  3. Gideon v. Wainwright1973 ruling that determined the obscenity clause to related to works that lack literary, artisitic, political or scientific value. (LAPS test)


  4. Baker v. Carr (1962)"One man, one vote." Ordered state legislative districts to be as near equal as possible in population; Warren Court's judicial activism.


  5. Roe v. Wade1973 ruling that decriminalized abortion.