Friday, March 20, 2015

Chapter 4 Part VII


right to privacy
Griswold v. Connecticut
Roe v. Wade
Planned Parenthood v. Casey

Chapter 4 Part VI


probable cause
unreasonable searches and seizures
search warrant
exclusionary rule
Mapp v. Ohio
Fifth Amendment
Miranda v. Arizona
Sixth Amendment
Gideon v. Wainwright
Plea bargaining
How defendants' rights are treated in instances of terrorism
Eighth Amendment
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Gregg v. Georgia
McKleskey v. Kemp

Chapter 4 Part IV and V


Right to Assemble

  • what are the limits to assembling?  Why can anti-Semites march in a Jewish city, but pro-life protestors cannot picket outside an abortion provider's home?

Right to Associate

  • NAACP v. Alabama (1958)
Right to Bear Arms
  • how this right is extended from District of Columbia v. Heller to McDonald v. Chicago
  • are there limits to second amendment rights?

Chapter 4 Part III

Terms - if it is a Supreme Court Case, provide a brief summary of the ruling and the amendment/clause it applies to.

Prior restraint
Near v. Minnesota
Schenck v. United States
Smith Act
Roth v. United States
Miller v. California
New York Times v. Sullivan
Symbolic Speech
Texas v. Johnson
Shield Laws
Zurcher v. Stanford Daily
Commercial speech
Red Lion Broadcasting Company v. Federal Communications Commission
Buckley v. Valeo
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Chapter 4, Parts I and II


Terms and cases are HUGE on the AP -- memorize and make flashcards on these important cases!

Barron v. Baltimore
Fourteenth Amendment
Due Process Clause
Gitlow v. New York
Incorporation/Selective Incorporation
Establishment Clause
Lemon v. Kurtzman
Zelman v. Simmons-Harris
Engel v. Vitale
Employment Division v. Smith
Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Chapter 15 Part VI


How did the Marshall Court monumentally shape the Court's powers?

Why did FDR try to pack the Court, and why did he fail?

In what ways did the Warren Court move in a more conservative direction?

What are some of the exceptions to the Burger Court's conservatism?

How does today's Court remain relatively conservative?  Are there any recent cases that might show that this is changing?

Chapter 15 Part V


Why do original jurisdiction courts have so little discretion to hear a case, and the Supreme Court has so much?  What is the difference between the kinds of cases they hear?

How does the solicitor general influence which cases the Supreme Court should hear?

Why is opinion writing so important to the Supreme Court's process?

How and why do liberals and conservatives disagree about original intent and meaning?

Why can it be difficult to enforce a court's decision?  Use at least one specific example.