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5 Matching questions

  1. Webster v. Reproductive Health Services (1987)
  2. Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)
  3. McCullough v. Maryland (1819)
  4. Near v.Minnesota (1931)
  5. Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)
  1. 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.
  2. b Outlawed Missouri Compromise. Denial of slavery was a 5th amendment property violation. Because African-Americans were NOT considered citizens, they were not protected.
  3. 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.
  4. d Supreme Court decision holding that the first amendment protects newspapers from prior restraint.
  5. 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

  1. This case established the Supreme Court's power of Judicial Review.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Hand-counting in Florida was a violation of Equal Protection clause, made George W. Bush the winner of the 2000 election
  5. Applied the exclusionary rule (evidence seized illegally cannot be used in court) to the state courts.

5 True/False questions

  1. 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.


  2. 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.


  3. 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


  4. Lemon v. Kurtzman (1971)Federal law designed to prohibit "indecency" on the internet was unconstitutional.


  5. 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"


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