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  • 1. 
    Judicial Review is the ability of courts to decide if laws are constitutional.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Ability to participate in politics and society, such as voting and free speech; sometimes congused with but at a higher level than human rights.
    • A. 

      Economic rights

    • B. 

      Civil rights

    • C. 

      Human rights

    • D. 

      Civil liberties

  • 3. 
    Willingnes of some judges to override legislatures by declaring certain statutes unconstitutional
    • A. 

      Judicial Review

    • B. 

      Judicial Activism

    • C. 

      Judicial Restraint

    • D. 

      Constituionalism

  • 4. 
    Group seeking to elect officeholders under a given label
    • A. 

      Interest group

    • B. 

      Political party

    • C. 

      Judiciaries

    • D. 

      Politicians

  • 5. 
    US doctrine that branches of government should be distinct and should check and balance each other, found in few other governments is _______ __ ________.
  • 6. 
    Freedom from government mistreatment such as arrest, torture, jail, and death without due process
    • A. 

      Civil rights

    • B. 

      Economic rights

    • C. 

      Human rights

    • D. 

      Socially constructed rights

  • 7. 
    How many judicial structures can be found in the US?
    • A. 

      52

    • B. 

      49

    • C. 

      18

    • D. 

      51

  • 8. 
    ________ ______ are basic rights that protect individuals from unfair, unreasonable, or unequal treatment.
  • 9. 
    The psychology of the nation in regard to politics.
  • 10. 
    What are the goals of Political Parties?
  • 11. 
    An ordinary law passed by a legislature, not part of the constitution.
    • A. 

      Statute

    • B. 

      Basic Law

  • 12. 
    Prime Ministers can be removed by a ________________.
  • 13. 
    Judicial Review is a key component of Judicial Independence
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    3 Features of common law include: case law, judicial decision, and precedent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    US Supreme Court consists of _____ Chief Justice and _____ associate justices.
  • 16. 
    In Parliamentary systems, the Prime Minister chooses_________ ________ from the legislature.
  • 17. 
    What are the differences between Interest Groups and Political Parties?
  • 18. 
    Presidents choose their __________ from individuals who share their policy from ____________ the legislature.
  • 19. 
    Constitutinalism is the degree to which government limits its powers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Differences between common and case law
  • 21. 
    The need of Coalitions to govern is an advantage of Parliamentary Systems.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    "Right to Counsel"
    • A. 

      Mapp V. Ohio

    • B. 

      Roe v. Wade

    • C. 

      Gideon v. Wain Wright

    • D. 

      Plessy v. Ferguson

  • 23. 
    Written and compiled by humans; uses law books to discover right and wrong...opposite of natural law.
    • A. 

      Positive law

    • B. 

      Common law

    • C. 

      Natural law

  • 24. 
    _________ ________ is the ability of a court to freely and independently resolve legal conflict based on facts and law without fear of retribution.
  • 25. 
    Interstate Commerce Guidlines include:
    • A. 

      Regulating the use of firearms in schools

    • B. 

      Regulate the use of channels of interstate commerce

    • C. 

      Regulate and protect the instrumentalities of interstate commerce

    • D. 

      Regulate actvities that substatntially affect interstate commerce

  • 26. 
    2 ways to practice Civil Liberties are "explicitly" and "progressively"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    Law that comes from God, rights that no government can take away.
    • A. 

      Higher Law

    • B. 

      Natural Law

  • 28. 
    In US vs Darby Lumber, Darby broke the law about products beings made by child labor, does Congress have the authority to enact the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1983 under the Commerce Clause?
    • A. 

      No, because it doesn't directly affect commerce.

    • B. 

      Yes, they're operating across state lines, so Congress can prevent shipment of "bad things"

    • C. 

      Answer option 3

    • D. 

      Answer option 4

  • 29. 
    The Congress can prohibit marijuana for medicinal use
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    ________ ________ are individual freedoms and protections from the power of government.
  • 31. 
    American CIvil Liberties come from the Bill of Rights - The first ten ammendments
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    US v. Morrison
    • A. 

      Freedom of Speech...police give permission to picket 1,000 miles away...its okay...Congress isn't challenged.

    • B. 

      Violence Against Women Act; accused studnets with assault and rape...sued students under the Violence Against Women Act...Congress does not have the authority to prevent gender violence under the Interstate Commerce Clause.

  • 33. 
    An example of an "Explicit" Civil Liberty are the "bill of Rights"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    Congress CAN'T regulate the use of firearms in school zones under its Commerce Clause Act.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    US Supreme Court can create or take away civil liberties
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    The 14th Ammendment nationalized Civil Liberties, extending them to the states
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    Plessy v Ferguson
    • A. 

      "separate but equal"

    • B. 

      "exclusionary rule"

    • C. 

      "right to choose"

    • D. 

      "miranda warnings"

  • 38. 
    US v. Lopez
    • A. 

      Gun Free School Act; can't have a gun on campus...Congress can't regulate the use of firearms in school zones under the commerce clause act

    • B. 

      Proposition Act; Lopez was given marijuana to ease the symptoms of her illness under state law, but was charged by the federal government for illegal use of drugs...Congress can prohibit marijuana for medical use.

  • 39. 
    Voting is an example of a Civil Right
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    Wickard V. Filburn
    • A. 

      Filburn goes against Agricultural Adjustment Act, growing 23 acres instead of 11, and it does go against the Commerce Clause because it directly affects interestate commerce.

    • B. 

      Filburn breaks the law of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and Congress has authority because he operated across state lines

  • 41. 
    Search and Seizure is an example of a Civil Liberty
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    An example of a "progressive" civil liberty is court generated protection.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False