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Some key Supreme Court cases.


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  • 1. 
    Gun Free School Zones Act exceeded Congress authority to regulate interstate commerce.
    • A. 

      Lawrence v. Texas

    • B. 

      US v Lopez

    • C. 

      Shaw v Reno

    • D. 

      Texas v Johnson

    • E. 

      Gitlow v New York

  • 2. 
    "One man, one vote. " Ordered state legislative districts to be as near equal as possible in population; Warren Court's political judicial activism.
    • A. 

      Baker v Carr

    • B. 

      Wesberry v Sanders

    • C. 

      Gitlow v New York

    • D. 

      Shaw v Reno

    • E. 

      Texas v Johnson

  • 3. 
    Ordered House districts to be as near equal in population as possible.
    • A. 

      Texas v Johnson

    • B. 

      Lawrence v Texas

    • C. 

      Wesberry v Sanders

    • D. 

      Gitlow v New York

    • E. 

      Palko v Connecticut

  • 4. 
    No racial gerrymandering; race cannot be the sole or predominant factor in redrawing legislative boundaries; majority-minority districts.
    • A. 

      Palko v Connecticut

    • B. 

      Gitlow v New York

    • C. 

      Shaw v Reno

    • D. 

      Lawrence v Texas

    • E. 

      Texas v Johnson

  • 5. 
    Provided test for determining which parts of the Bill of Rights should be federalized--those which are implicitly or explicitly necessary for liberty to exist.
    • A. 

      Lawrence v Texas

    • B. 

      Texas v Johnson

    • C. 

      Schenck v US

    • D. 

      Palko v Connecticut

    • E. 

      Engel v Vitale

  • 6. 
    Established precedent of federalizing Bill of Rights (applying them to the states); states cannot deny freedom of speech--protected through due process clause of 14th Amendment.
    • A. 

      Mapp v Ohio

    • B. 

      Wesberry v Sanders

    • C. 

      Gitlow v New York

    • D. 

      Texas v Johnson

    • E. 

      Lawrence v Texas

  • 7. 
    Established exclusionary rule; illegally obtained evidence cannot be used in court; Warren Court's judicial activism.
    • A. 

      Mapp v Ohio

    • B. 

      Lawrence v Texas

    • C. 

      Texas v Johnson

    • D. 

      Shaw v Reno

    • E. 

      Wesberry v Sanders

  • 8. 
    Using right of privacy, struck down Texas law banning sodomy.
    • A. 

      Texas v Johnson

    • B. 

      Wesberry v Sanders

    • C. 

      Baker v Carr

    • D. 

      Shaw v Reno

    • E. 

      Lawrence v Texas

  • 9. 
    Struck down Texas law that banned flag burning, which is a protected form of symbolic speech.
    • A. 

      Lawrence v Texas

    • B. 

      Texas v Johnson

    • C. 

      Shaw v Reno

    • D. 

      Palko v Connecticut

    • E. 

      Mapp v Ohio

  • 10. 
    Prohibited state-sponsored recitation of prayer in public schools by virtue of Amendment One's establishment clause and the 14th Amendment's due process clause; Warren Court's judicial activism.
    • A. 

      Baker v Carr

    • B. 

      Engel v Vitale

    • C. 

      Gideon v Wainright

    • D. 

      Gitlow v New York

    • E. 

      Palko v Conneciticut

  • 11. 
    Struck down a federal ban on "virtual" child pornography.
    • A. 

      Ashcroft v ACLU

    • B. 

      Gitlow v New York

    • C. 

      Mapp v Ohio

    • D. 

      Gideon v Wainright

    • E. 

      Baker v Carr

  • 12. 
    Oliver Wendell Holmes; clear and prevent danger test; shouting "fire" in a crowded theater; limit on speech, especially in wartime.
    • A. 

      Schenck v US

    • B. 

      Palko v Connecticut

    • C. 

      Baker v Carr

    • D. 

      Wesberry v Sanders

    • E. 

      Gitlow v New York

  • 13. 
    Struck down use of "bonus points" for race in undergrad admissions at University of Michigan.
    • A. 

      Grutter v Bollinger

    • B. 

      Engel v Vitale

    • C. 

      Baker v Carr

    • D. 

      Gratz v Bollinger

    • E. 

      Wesberry v Sanders

  • 14. 
    Allowed the use of race as a general factor in law school admissions at University of Michigan.
    • A. 

      Grutter v Bollinger

    • B. 

      Engel v Vitale

    • C. 

      Baker v Carr

    • D. 

      Gratz v Bollinger

    • E. 

      Wesberry v Sanders