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The issue of __________ has been considered by the Supreme Court under the right to privacy doctrine established in Griswold v. Connecticut.
The Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade was based on the
right to privacy
The Second Amendment concerns
the right to bear arms
The use of personal information by websites like Facebook and its advertisers raises questions about
the right to privacy
The Supreme Court has upheld which of the following activities in public schools?
providing activities funds for a student religious group
The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are known as the
Bill of Rights
Of the following, which kind of speech is the least protected?
Taking private property for public use is covered under the provision of
Which of the following statements best reflects the nature of the Bill of Rights?
The rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights have varied over time, according to decisions by the Supreme Court.
Citizens of the United States may have a right to bear arms, but the exercise of this right can be regulated by
state and federal law
The Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth amendments, taken together, define
due process of law
The ____________ has been interpreted quite strictly to mean that a virtual wall of separation exists between church and state.
____________ limit what the government can do, while ____________ define how the government can act.
substantive liberties; procedural liberties
The Supreme Court upheld a state university ban on Tupperware parties in college dormitories, upheld laws prohibiting the electronic media from carrying cigarette advertising, and upheld a Puerto Rico statute restricting the advertising of casino gambling. These are examples of restrictions on
The first civil liberty selectively incorporated into the Fourteenth Amendment as a limitation on state government power was for
The First Amendment's ____________ protects the right to believe in and practice one's religion of choice.
free exercise clause
Dollree Mapp was convicted through evidence obtained through an illegal police search. What happened in her case?
The Supreme Court ruled that the illegal evidence could not be used in court.
Which 1937 Supreme Court case established the principle of selective incorporation?
Palko v. Connecticut
The Bill of Rights originally applied to __________
only the national government
As the textbook notes, four forms of speech fall outside the absolute guarantees of the First Amendment and therefore outside the realm of protected forms of speech. Which of the following is not a conditionally protected form of speech?
The Supreme Court ruled in ____________ that the right to privacy did not extend to homosexuals.
Bowers v. Hardwick
Which 1940 Supreme Court case established the "time, place and manner rule" that distinguishes between the regulation of religious beliefs and actions based on those beliefs?
Cantwell v. Connecticut
Miranda rights concern
A law that declares an action to be illegal after it has been committed is
an ex post facto law
An example of speech plus would be
giving a speech against abortion and then distributing informational leaflets.
In essence, for more than 170 years the Bill of Rights
did not really affect most Americans.
Division of current public opinion about the death penalty results from
differing opinions as to what constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment."
The concept of selective incorporation means that
only some of the liberties in the Bill of Rights are applied to the states.
The Supreme Court case of Mapp v. Ohio established the
Protections of citizens from improper government action is the definition of
In their argument against the need for the addition of a bill of rights, Hamilton and the Federalists pointed to rights already contained within the original text of the Constitution, such as
the right of habeas corpus.
Which of the following places restraints on how the government is supposed to act?
Which of the following statements is not true?
In Palko v. Connecticut the Court ruled that double jeopardy was one of the provisions of the Bill of Rights incorporated in the Fourteenth Amendment.
The so-called Lemon test, which came from the court case Lemon v. Kurtzman, concerns the issue of
aid to religious schools
Government policies after 9/11 have illustrated the tension between
liberty and national security