US Legal System & Landmark Supreme Court Cases Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The Chinese-American students were not given equal access to education because of what?

Question 2 2. Which best describes how the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Marbury v. Madison?

Question 3 3. What did the Court rule in Dickerson v. the United States?

Question 4 4. If you were an attorney working on the Brown v. Board of Education case, you would need to refer to the previous U.S. Supreme Court ruling on school segregation, which was _____.

Question 5 5. Which clause did Justice John Marshall invoke to justify his decision in McCulloch v. Maryland?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following case involved abuse of discretion?

Question 7 7. The supreme source of law in the American legal system is

Question 8 8. The ability to take a case directly to the Supreme Court is called

Question 9 9. What type of jurisdiction is being used when cases are decided in specific courts based on their type, like a divorce or a murder?

Question 10 10. In which city did Lau v. Nichols originate?

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Question 11 11. Appellate courts have _____.

Question 12 12. Think about the Marbury v. Madison case. Why did Jefferson prevent his secretary of state from delivering official paperwork to the judges-to-be?

Question 13 13. The power that the Supreme Court has to determine if a law or act is constitutional is called

Question 14 14. Conglom Incorporated has their headquarters in Florida and has salespeople sell their products from their homes in California. The state of California sues the company for unpaid taxes. Which type of jurisdiction applies to this scenario?

Question 15 15. Ernesto Miranda confessed to rape under interrogation. Why was his conviction overturned?

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Question 16 16. Full racial balance in Topeka, Kansas, schools was reached in _____.

Question 17 17. What did the Supreme Court cite for their decision in the case of Lau v. Nichols?

Question 18 18. Statutes or laws are created by which branch of government?

Question 19 19. What eventually happened to Ernesto Miranda?

Question 20 20. What is the significance of McCulloch v. Maryland?

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Question 21 21. Which step is part of a criminal trial?

Question 22 22. How does the Miranda v. Arizona decision affect the behavior of police?

Question 23 23. Which party files a civil suit?

Question 24 24. What is a characteristic of cases heard by the Supreme Court?

Question 25 25. What aspect of American education did the case of Lau v. Nichols affect?

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Question 26 26. According to the decision, the state of Maryland could not tax the government's bank because

Question 27 27. Which amendment did the plaintiffs in the case claim was being violated?

Question 28 28. Who were the plaintiffs in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954?

Question 29 29. Specific requirements that have the force of law that allow federal agencies to enforce acts passed by Congress are called

Question 30 30. What does a common law system use as its source of power?

US Legal System & Landmark Supreme Court Cases Chapter Exam Instructions

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