Dale v. Boy Scouts of America: Summary & Significance


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James Dale's BSA membership was revoked after which of the following events?

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1. By revoking his membership, Dale alleged that the BSA had violated laws regulating which of the following?

2. In their appeal to the US Supreme Court, the BSA claimed that reinstating Dale would violate which of the following constitutional rights?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz checks your understanding of the issues surrounding Dale v. Boy Scouts of America. You will be queried on what pitted Dale against the Boy Scouts, why the case was controversial, and more.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz asks about:

  • The event that led to the Dale case
  • Laws that were violated, according to Dale
  • The basis for appeal to the Supreme Court
  • Criticisms of the Supreme Court's ruling

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz and worksheet to test such skills as:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the Supreme Court appeal process to answer questions related to the Dale case
  • Distinguishing differences - compare the State Supreme Court decision and the US Supreme Court's ruling
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the specific issues at stake in Dale v. Boy Scouts of America

Additional Learning

You can find out much more by taking a look at the lesson called Dale v. Boy Scouts of America: Summary & Significance. The lesson will explain things like:

  • James Dale's history in the Boy Scouts
  • Arguments of both sides of the case
  • The appeal process taken by the two sides