5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- New York Times v. Sullivan (1964)
- Kelo v. New London (2005)
- Schenck v. U.S. (1919)
- U.S. v. Nixon (1974)
- Near v.Minnesota (1931)
- a Congress has the right to prohibit speech that causes a "clear and present danger." During wartime, utterances tolerable in peacetime can be punished.
- b Supreme Court decision holding that the first amendment protects newspapers from prior restraint.
- c 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.
- d "Eminent Domain" may be used to take private property for the public good even if this means giving it to private developers.
- e "Executive privilege" is not absolute and is subject to judicial review.
5 Multiple choice questions
- All school-sanctioned prayer (in public schools) is unconstitutional because it violates the establishment clause of the 1st Amendment.
- 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.
- 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.
- This case established the Supreme Court's power of Judicial Review.
- Race can be used as a factor for admission into a public law school as long as the policy is "narrowly tailored"
5 True/False questions
Miller v. California (1973) → 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.
Lemon v. Kurtzman (1971) → Federal law designed to prohibit "indecency" on the internet was unconstitutional.
Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) → Provided test for determining which parts of Bill of Rights should be applicable to the states - those which are fundamentally necessary for liberty to exist.
Bush v. Gore (2001) → Gun Free School Zones Act exceeded Congress' authority to regulate interstate commerce. The law is a criminal statute that has nothing to do with "commerce" or any sort of economic activity.
Wesberry v. Sanders (1964) → Abortion rights fall within the privacy implied in the 14th amendment; established the three trimester standard for abortion procedures.