Constitutional Law And The Criminal Justice System

30 Questions  I  By Williamscjw on August 13, 2009
This quiz is a foundation for understanding Constitutional Law.

  

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1.  The first three articles of the Constitution establish:
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2.  The Quartering Act
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3.  The Articles of Confederation were found to be inadequate as the foundation for an effective government because they:
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4.  The Constitution is considered a "living law" because:
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5.  The requirements for a fair trial are found in:
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6.  The first ten amendments to the Constitution are known as the:
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7.  Pluralism is defined as:
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8.  The Magna Carta:
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9.  Opponents of capital punishment most frequently cite this amendment:
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10.  The president is the commander in chief of the armed forces, but the legislative branch declares war and authorizes payment for it; this is an example of the checks and balances found in:
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11.  ___________were colonist who opposed a strong federal government.
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12.  The requirement that colonists purchase stamps to be placed on legal documents was known as:
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13.  How the Constitution may be amended is found in:
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14.  "Law" can be defined as:
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15.  Constitutionalism refers to a government in which power is distributed and limited by a system of laws that must be obeyed by those who rule.
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16.  As a check against judicial power, Congress is authorized to regulate the courts' dockets by deciding what kinds of cases the Supreme Court may hear on appeal.
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17.  A charter is a document establishing how a community or colony chooses to govern itself.
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18.  The Mayflower Compact is considered to be the first formal attempt at self-government by the colonists.
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19.  The Constitution and Bill of Rights abolished slavery.
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20.  A legal system used in the U.S. which place one party against another to resolve a legal issue, stipulating that only in an actual conflict will a judicial body hear the case.
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21.  The only courts that can hear specific cases.
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22.  Two or more courts authorized to hear a specific type of case.
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23.  Courts have the ability to hear a wide range of cases.
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24.  Restriction of the types of cases a particular court might hear.
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25.  Law specifically set fort in organized, structured codes such as the U. S. Criminal code, state statutes or local ordinances.  Also called statutory law.
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26.  Invoked when a case comes to court too soon, preventing the court from getting prematurely involved in a case may eventually resolve through other measures.
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27.  The geographical area in which a specific case may come to trial and the area from which the jury is selected.
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28.  Changes to a contitution or bylaws.
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29.  A system of basic laws and principles that establish the nature, functions and limits of a government or other institution.
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30.  A society in which numerous distinct ethnic, religious or cultural groups coexist with one nation, each contributing to the society as a whole.
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