5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Webster v. Reproductive Health Services (1987)
- Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)
- McCullough v. Maryland (1819)
- Near v.Minnesota (1931)
- Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)
- a In establishing a national bank, Congress was legally applying the "necessary and proper clause" of the Constitution, thus exercising powers not specifically delegated to Congress but implied by its enumerated powers.
- b Outlawed Missouri Compromise. Denial of slavery was a 5th amendment property violation. Because African-Americans were NOT considered citizens, they were not protected.
- c The court determined that although the Constitution does not explicitly protect a general right to privacy, collectively the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 9th Amendments create a penumbras that do imply a protected right to privacy in the U.S. Constitution.
- d Supreme Court decision holding that the first amendment protects newspapers from prior restraint.
- e More leeway for states in regulation abortion, although it DID NOT overturn 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 Multiple choice questions
- This case established the Supreme Court's power of Judicial Review.
- Libel case-writer did it with intent to defame-knew it was false-wrote it with malicious intent. Public officials/figures have less privacy rights.
- By a 5-to-4 vote along ideological lines, the majority held that under the First Amendment corporate funding of independent political broadcasts in candidate elections cannot be limited.
- Hand-counting in Florida was a violation of Equal Protection clause, made George W. Bush the winner of the 2000 election
- Applied the exclusionary rule (evidence seized illegally cannot be used in court) to the state courts.
5 True/False questions
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, KA (1954) → Segregation in SCHOOLS is a violation of the 14th amendment, because separate is inherently unequal. This was the beginning of the end for all forms of state-maintained racial separation.
Gideon v. Wainwright (1963) → The Sixth Amendment 's guarantee of counsel is a fundamental right, and through the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment, this made it applicable to states, which now had to provide an attorney if a defendant couldn't afford one.
Kelo v. New London (2005) → Hand-counting in Florida was a violation of Equal Protection clause, made George W. Bush the winner of the 2000 election
Lemon v. Kurtzman (1971) → Federal law designed to prohibit "indecency" on the internet was unconstitutional.
Grutter v. Bollinger (2003) → Race can be used as a factor for admission into a public law school as long as the policy is "narrowly tailored"