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  1. Texas v. Johnson (1989)
  2. Brandenburg v. Ohio
  3. Everson v Board of Education (1942)
  4. Gideon v. Wainwright
  5. Mapp v. Ohio (1961)
  1. a Flag-burning is symbolic speech with a political purpose and is protected by 1st Amendment.
  2. b 1969--Determined that a law that proscribes advocacy of violence for political reform is constitutional if applied to speech that is not directed toward producing imminent lawlessness and is not likely to produce such action is not constitutional.
  3. c Established exclusionary rule; illegally obtained evidence cannot be used in court; Warren Court's judicial activism.
  4. d A New Jersey law allowing reimbursements of money to parents who sent their children to school (public and private) on buses operated by the public transportation system did not violate the establishment clause or the 1st and 14th Amendments.
  5. e 1963 ruling that a defendant in a felony trial must be provided a lawyer free of charge if the defendant cannot afford one.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 1973 ruling that decriminalized abortion.
  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. Gun Free School Zones Act exceeded Congress' authority to regulate interstate commerce.
  4. Prohibited devotional Bible reading in public schools by virtue of establishment clause and due process clause. Warren Court's judicial activism
  5. "One man, one vote." Ordered state legislative districts to be as near equal as possible in population; Warren Court's judicial activism.

5 True/False questions

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


  2. Epperson v. Arkansas (1968)Ordered House districts to be as near equal in population as possible (extension of Baker v. Carr to Congressional districts).


  3. Gregg v. Georgia (1976)State death penalties (as then applied) are arbitrary and violate equal protection of 14th Amendment.


  4. Webster v. Reproductive Health Services (1987)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. Boy Scouts of America v. DaleThe 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.