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Supreme Court Cases

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  • Q1
    • The law as established by the outcome of former cases. This term means the same thing as Common Law.
    Case Law
    Civil Law
    Criminal Law
    Constitutional Law
    30s
  • Q2
    The authority to interpret and administer the law. For example, federal courts deal with federal law not state law.
    Judicial Review
    Jurisdiction
    Judge's Opinion
    30s
  • Q3
    The authority of a court to hear and decide a case for the first time.
    Appellate Jurisdiction
    Original Jurisdiction
    30s
  • Q4
    A court has the power to review decisions made by lower courts.
    Original Jurisdiction
    Appellate Jurisdiction
    30s
  • Q5
    This was the first Court case to apply the principle of "judicial review."
    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Marbury v. Madison
    United States v. Nixon
    Gideon v. Wainwright
    30s
  • Q6
    Upheld the constitutionality of state laws requiring racial segregation in public facilities under the doctrine of "separate but equal."
    In re Gault
    Brown v. Board of Education
    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Miranda v. Arizona
    30s
  • Q7
    • The Court said that segregated schools were unequal and violated the Fourteenth Amendment.
    Brown v. Board of Education
    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Bush v. Gore
    Tinker v. Des Moines
    30s
  • Q8
    Ruled that courts are required to provide counsel in criminal cases to represent defendants who are unable to afford their own attorneys.
    Gideon v. Wainwright
    Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier
    Miranda v. Arizona
    Marbury v. Madison
    30s
  • Q9
    A person has to be informed of his or her rights before being arrested and questioned by the police.
    Miranda v. Arizona
    Marbury v. Madison
    Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier
    Bush v. Gore
    30s
  • Q10
    Held that juveniles accused of crimes must be afforded many of the same due process rights as adults.
    Bush v. Gore
    Tinker v. Des Moines
    Gideon v. Wainwright
    In re Gault
    30s
  • Q11
    • Defined the first amendment rights of students in U.S. public schools.
    District of Columbia v. Heller
    Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier
    Tinker v. Des Moines
    Miranda v. Arizona
    30s
  • Q12
    Public schools do not have to allow student speech if it is inconsistent with the schools' educational mission.
    Tinker v. Des Moines
    Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier
    Marbury v. Madison
    Gideon v. Wainwright
    30s
  • Q13
    Showed that the president is accountable for obeying the law.
    Marbury v. Madison
    Bush v. Gore
    United States v. Nixon
    Brown v. Board of Education
    30s
  • Q14
    Resolved the dispute surrounding the 2000 presidential election by ordering a stop to a vote recount. This allowed George W. Bush to be named the President of the United States.
    Bush v. Gore
    United States v. Nixon
    Gideon v. Wainwright
    Miranda v. Arizona
    30s
  • Q15
    The first Supreme Court case to decide that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to keep and bear arms for self-defense.
    In re Gault
    Tinker v. Des Moines
    Miranda v. Arizona
    District of Columbia v. Heller
    30s

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