CH 04 – PRE TEST

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According to the 2011 case of Snyder v. Phelps, the Supreme Court ruled that protesting at military funerals as a form of symbolic speech was
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constitutional
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An example of “speech plus” would be
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giving a speech against abortion and then distributing informational leaflets.
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Concerning contemporary cases about the establishment clause, the defining point in determining constitutionality in Van Orden v. Perry and McCreary County v. American Civil LIberties Union of Kentucky seems to be that of
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secular versus religious purposes.
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In 2008 the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the Second Amendment protects
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an individual’s right to possess a firearm at home for self-defense.
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In recent years, the “fighting words standard” has been
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under scrutiny as more and more cases ruled through it have been overturned.
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In the 1989 case Webster v. Reproductive Health Services, the Supreme Court ruled that
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restrictions on the use of public medical facilities for abortion was constitutional.
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In 2007 case Morse v. Frederick, the Supreme Court ruled that
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public schools could restrict student free speech in certain areas.
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In 2012 case of United States v. Jones, and the 2014 case Riley v. California, the Court has
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ruled that digital content is protected from unwarranted government interference.
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In the case of Lemon v. Kurtzman, the Supreme Court held that government aid to religious schools would be accepted as constitutional if which of the following conditions (among others) was met?
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It had a secular purpose.
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In the landmark and controversial Supreme Court decision, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, protections of political speech were expanded to which of the following?
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corporations
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McDonald v. Chicago applied which civil liberty to the states for the first time?
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right to bear arms
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Miranda rights concern
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self-incrimination.
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Perhaps one of the hallmark concepts of a constitutional democracy,____ is defined as a court order demanding that an individual in custody be brought into court and shown the cause for detention.
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habeas corpus
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Protection of citizens from improper government action is the definition of
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civil liberties.
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Selective incorporation, or the process by which different protections in the Bill of Rights were incorporated into the Fourteenth Amendment guaranteeing citizens protection from state as well as national governments, was established in which major Supreme Court decision?
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Palko v. Connecticut
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Taking private property for public use is covered under the provision of
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eminent domain.
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The First Amendment’s ____ protects the right to believe in and practice one’s religion of choice.
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free exercise clause
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The Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth amendments, taken together, define
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due process of law.
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The Supreme Court ruled in ____________ that the right to privacy did extend to the private lives of homosexuals.
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Lawrence v. Texas
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Under current Court interpretations of the First Amendment, a public official could potentially win a libel suit against the press if it can be shown that the printed material
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was not a matter of public concern.
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Which form of speech is not protected under the First Amendment, even conditionally?
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libel and slander
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Which of the following places restraints on how the government is supposed to act?
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procedural liberties

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