government questions?

2. Per our class discussions, which of the individual rights is regarded as the most basic?

3. What does the Clear and Present Danger Test talk about?

4. What is Prior Restraint and what is the position of the US Supreme Court on it?

5. When can government lawfully prevent a political rally from taking place?

6. Know Selective Incorporation and how it works

7. How will explain Slander and Libel?

8. IS Obscenity protected by the law? What can be classified as obscenity?

9. Explain the Exclusionary Rule

10. How does the Mapp V Ohio case relate to Selective Incorporation?

11. How does the appeal process work in criminal proceedings?

12. As discussed in class, what are some of the known Supreme Court cases that were influenced by the right to privacy?

13. How does the inevitable discovery exception doctrine relate to the Exclusionary Rule in criminal proceedings?

14. What does the Fourth Amendment discuss?

15. As discussed in class, which Supreme Court case ruled voluntary prayer in public schools unconstitutional?

16. Which branch of government is typically more protective of individual rights?

17. What is the Miranda Warning about?

Chapter 5-Civil Rights/Equal Rights

18. The Brown v Board of Education (1954) was a landmark case with regards to Civil Rights. What was the Constitutional basis of its ruling?

19. As discussed in class, what are some of the general characteristics of America’s Native Indians?

20. How does the Supreme Court weigh laws that attempt racial/ethnic classifications?

21. Per our class discussions, how does the 1964 Civil Rights Act generally address discrimination?

22. Understand the meanings and difference between de jure and de facto discrimination.

23. How do the Courts apply the reasonable basis test?

24. As discussed in class, how does Housing in America contribute to racial integration?

25. Give examples of policies or popular Court rulings that aim at overcoming de facto discrimination

26. What is affirmative action and why is it so unpopular?

27. Be able to explain the Policy of Comparable Worth, as discussed in class.

28. When did women obtain the Right to vote?

29. What was the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) about? How does it conflict the Constitution’s Full Faith and Credit Clause as discussed in class?

30. The 14th Amendment- to what extent does it address discriminatory practices?

31. As discussed in class, which area or States tend to have higher numbers of Caribbean Hispanics?

32. Be familiar with the Supreme Court’s concept of Suspect classification.

Chapter 11- The US Congress

33. When considering Bill in the House, what is referred to as closed Rule by the Rules committee?

34. Remember pork-barrel spending in our class discussion? OS what will be a pork-barrel legislation then?

35. The House Speaker is considered the leader of the House, just as the Senate Majority Leader is to the Senate. Which of the two has more practical/Constitutional powers?

36. In Congress (House & Senate), what are the features of a standing committee?

37. Which committee type resolves versions of Bills from both chambers of Congress?

38. Know the official requirements to serve in Congress

39. How does Campaign funding affect Congressional incumbents and noincumbents?

40. *** discussed in class, in what ways is the modern Congress different from the 19th Century Congress?

41. Know the pitfalls of incumbency as explained in class

42. Understand the meanings of Filibuster & Vote of Cloture. Which chamber of Congress can these occur?

43. Veto-What is difference between a regular presidential veto and pocket veto?

44. What are some of the biggest reasons Congress cannot consistently lead on broad national policies like gun control and immigration?

45. What is the oversight responsibility of Congress? Why is it so difficult to achieve?

46. Who can introduce a Bill in Congress?

47. Who schedules Bill in the Senate?

48. How many members currently serve in Congress? How many in the Senate/House?

49. During floor debates in the House, which committee determines conditions such as debate time and Bill schedules?

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    So .... you want someone to answer 48 separate questions for you (many of which require detailed answers) so you can pretend you did your homework. Good luck ... it won't be me!

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