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5 Matching questions

  1. Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010)
  2. Engel v. Vitale (1962)
  3. Gregg v. Georgia (1976)
  4. Roe v. Wade (1973)
  5. Texas v. Johnson (1984)
  1. a 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.
  2. b All school-sanctioned prayer (in public schools) is unconstitutional because it violates the establishment clause of the 1st Amendment.
  3. c Death penalty is not "cruel and unusual punishment" in extreme cases such as murder.
  4. d Flag burning is protected speech.
  5. e Abortion rights fall within the privacy implied in the 14th amendment; established the three trimester standard for abortion procedures.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. This case established the Supreme Court's power of Judicial Review.
  2. In response to a black armbands worn by students to school protesting the Vietnam, the court ruled that while student rights t can be restricted, "students do not leave their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse door."
  3. 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.
  4. Hand-counting in Florida was a violation of Equal Protection clause, made George W. Bush the winner of the 2000 election
  5. "Eminent Domain" may be used to take private property for the public good even if this means giving it to private developers.

5 True/False questions

  1. United States v. Morrison (2000)Congress DOES NOT have the authority to enact the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 under either the Commerce Clause or the Fourteenth Amendment.


  2. Shaw v. Reno (1993)Federal law designed to prohibit "indecency" on the internet was unconstitutional.


  3. Mapp v. Ohio (1961)NO racial gerrymandering; race cannot be the sole or predominant factor in redrawing legislative boundaries; majority-minority districts.


  4. Miranda v. Arizona (1966)Provided for the accused to be notified of their rights (right to counsel, right to an attorney, right to remain silent) before being interrogated by the police.


  5. Webster v. Reproductive Health Services (1989)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.)