Government Quiz 24

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  • 1. 
    Due process is a broad concept that _________
    • A. 

      Allows people to be arrested and confied in order for society at large to be protected

    • B. 

      Allows the government the necessary discretion to make laws for the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens

    • C. 

      Establishes a general standard of fairness so that the rights of all citizens are impartially protected

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    The legislators who wrote the education law that affected Brandon Hueber were concerned with protecting _________
    • A. 

      The rights of school officials to run their educational system

    • B. 

      Due process for students before any educational benefits could be denied to them

    • C. 

      All of the students to ensure a safe environment

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 3. 
    The conviction and death sentence of Clarence Brandley was reversed by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals because they found that there was a ___________
    • A. 

      Minor technicality

    • B. 

      Violation of due process

    • C. 

      Discovery that the prosecution focused on him solely because he was black and ignored other evidence that was inconsistent with mr. Brandley's guilt

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 4. 
    The Supreme Court decision in the Clarence Earl Gideon case held that if a person is too poor to hire an attorney, the Constitution _______
    • A. 

      Requires the government to provide assistance for defense

    • B. 

      Requires that person to defend himself/herself

    • C. 

      Does not guarantee anyone the right to have an attorney

    • D. 

      Requires the government to provide assistance only in cases where the death penalty is relevant

  • 5. 
    According to Judge Faith Johnson, her court-appointed attorneys are usually ____________.
    • A. 

      Recent graduates from law school

    • B. 

      Law-school students

    • C. 

      Attorneys with at lest three years of experience in criminal law

    • D. 

      Wealthy civil attorneys

  • 6. 
    The judicial system in Texas is so simplified that anyone could easily defend himself or herself.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Murder suspects represented by court-appointed attorneys are more likely to be sentenced to death than are defendants with private counsel.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Texas has had an exceptional judicial history that illustrates that innocent people have never placed on death row.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False