American Government, Chapter 4 Quiz, Civil Liberties
From the textbook: American Government and Politics Today 9th Edition
Terms in this set (25)
A writ of habeas corpus is an order that requires
Jailers to bring a prisoner before a court and explain why they are being held
According to the Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, which of the following restrictions may the state place on abortions?
During the third trimester, that state may regulate or outlaw abortions expect when necessary to preserve the life or health for the mother.
All of the following are true about religious display on public property except that
Nativity scenes have been allowed as stand-alone displays
An individual's trial rights include all of the following EXCEPT
The right not to be subject to lengthy questioning
Gag orders have been used to
Restrict the publication of news about a pretrial hearing.
In Engel V. Vitale (1962), the Supreme Courts ruled that
Government is not constitutionally allowed to compose official prayers
In Griswold v. Connecticut, a the Supreme Court held that
Prohibiting contraceptives violated the right to privacy
In Osborne v. Ohio, the Supreme Court ruled that states can outlaw the possession of child pornography in the home
Because owning the material perpetuates commercial demand for it and for the exploitation of children involved.
In the area of freedom of speech, which of the following in NOT true?
The Supreme Court ruled that universities may not impose mandatory student activity fees.
In ______________, the Supreme Court held that if a person accused of a felony cannot afford an attorney, one must be made available to the accused at the governments expense.
Gideon v. Wainwright
Defamation in writing
The public uttering of a false statement that harms the good reputation of another
The exclusionary rule is a policy that
Prohibits the admission of illegally seized evidence at a trail.
The part of the First Amendment prohibiting the national government from interfering with religious practices is called the
Free exercise clause
The Supreme Court held that the Fourteenth Amendment protected freedom of speech from state infringement in the _________ case
Gilton v. New York
Which of the following best defines civil liberties
Civil liberties restrain the actions of government against individuals
Which of the following best defines symbolic speech
Which of the following best describes prior restraint
Restraining an activity before that activity has actually occurred
With regard to physician-assisted suicide, the supreme court has said that
The liberty interest does not include a right to commit suicide
Legislation that allows the government to conduct "roving" wiretaps has raised issues under the
Time, place, and manner test
Some claim that the United States did not achieve true freedom of _____________ until 1969, when the Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a Ku Klux Klan leader in Brandenburg v Ohio
State and local attempts to forbid the teaching of evolution in schools
Have not passed constitutional muster in the eyes of the supreme court
State funding to private or parochial schools has raised issues involving the _____ of the constitution
The type of media that has the least first amendment protection is
Radio and television broadcasting
All of the following concerning the Lemon v Kurtzman case is true except
Government aid to religious schools has to be religious in nature