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5 Matching questions

  1. Schenck v. U.S. (1919)
  2. Smith v. Allright (1944)
  3. Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)
  4. Printz v. United States (1997)
  5. Roe v. Wade (1973)
  1. a Abortion rights fall within the privacy implied in the 14th amendment; established the three trimester standard for abortion procedures.
  2. b Outlawed all white primaries.
  3. c Regulating interstate commerce is a power reserved to the federal government. Established the importance of Congress' Commerce Clause.
  4. d Using the Necessary and Proper Clause of Article I as justification, Congress CAN NOT require state officials to regulate handgun purchases by performing those duties called for by the Brady Bill's handgun applicant background-checks?
  5. e Congress has the right to prohibit speech that causes a "clear and present danger." During wartime, utterances tolerable in peacetime can be punished.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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. "Executive privilege" is not absolute and is subject to judicial review.
  3. 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.
  4. Supreme Court decision holding that the first amendment protects newspapers from prior restraint.
  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. Shaw v. Reno (1993)Applied the exclusionary rule (evidence seized illegally cannot be used in court) to the state courts.


  2. Reno v. ACLU (1996)Federal law designed to prohibit "indecency" on the internet was unconstitutional.


  3. Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)Reaffirmed the "one person, one vote" decision of the 1962 case of Baker v. Carr when redistricting for federal elections. Each congressional district must be approximately the same in constituent size.


  4. Lemon v. Kurtzman (1971)This established a three-part test by which governments can determine if their actions violate the Establishment Clause of the constitution: is the Law clearly secular, does neither prohibit nor inhibit religion, and is there excessive gov't. entanglement.


  5. Gregg v. Georgia (1976)Federal law designed to prohibit "indecency" on the internet was unconstitutional.


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