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The clues in this quiz are hypothetical tweets about landmark Supreme Court cases. Pick the case that best matches each description.
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SCOTUS decides abortions occurring in first trimester always legal; other abortion restrictions to be left to states' discretion. #JusticeBlackmun
CJ Fuller confirms legality of operations that provide 'separate but equal' accommodations for different races. #TrainCars
CJ Marshall decides #SCOTUS is appropriate place to give commission; establishes judicial review.
CJ Warren rules that police must read suspects their rights under the #5thAmend.
CJ Taney declares no African Americans can become federal citizens or bring cases to federal court. Slaves cannot sue for their freedom.
SCOTUS upholds challenged law, but uses 14th Amend. to extend 1st. Amend. to states via due process clause. #incorporation #JusticeSanford
Justice Holmes says there is no right to speech that causes 'clear and present danger' - can't shout 'Fire!' in a crowded theater. #1stAmend
SCOTUS maintains decision from #RoeV.Wade, says laws cannot place an 'undue burden' on a woman's decision to get an abortion. #O'Connor #Kennedy #Souter
SCOTUS rules that public schools cannot have organized prayer; reinforces separation of church and state. #JusticeBlack #EstablishmentClause
CJ Burger strikes down laws granting aid to religious schools; establishes 'Lemon Test' to test constitutionality of laws that might respect religion.
SCOTUS incorporates 2nd Amend.; all individuals have a right to bear arms. #JusticeAlito
CJ Warren orders desegregation in public schools, overturns #Plessy.
CJ Marshall rules Baltimore does not need to compensate local man for property; #BillofRights applies only to fed gov't.
Justice Black rules drastic measures may be used during times of war; internment of Japanese citizens was constitutional.
SCOTUS finds controversial newspaper ad legal; not libel because no 'actual malice' was intended. #FreeSpeech #JusticeBrennan
SCOTUS declares foreign terrorism suspects have a right to #HabeusCorpus, can challenge detention at Guantanamo Bay naval base. #JusticeKennedy
SCOTUS rules that #CapitalPunishment is neither cruel nor unusual, as long as it is carefully and fairly applied. #JusticeStewart
SCOTUS strikes down Colorado's Amendment 2, which allowed discrimination based on sexual orientation. #JusticeKennedy #LGBTRights
Justice Brennan: people can't be fired for refusing to abandon religion at work. Creates test to determine whether gov't violates religious freedoms.
SCOTUS decides schools can search students' property without a warrant, so long as such searches are 'reasonable.' #4thAmend #JusticeWhite
SCOTUS decides that violent video games are protected forms of speech. #JusticeScalia
CJ Burger rules compulsory school attendance laws should make exceptions for Amish communities to protect freedom of religion. #1stAmend
SCOTUS upholds AK law banning shotguns under 18 inches; short guns have no bearing on keeping a militia. #2ndAmend #JusticeMcReynolds
CJ Rehnquist strikes down Gun-Free School Zones Act, which is not adequately justified by #CommerceClause.
SCOTUS says evidence illegally obtained is void and cannot be used in court; law enforcers must follow all laws. #JusticeClark #4thAmend
SCOTUS: people don't leave right to #FreeSpeech at schoolhouse gate; administrators can't stop students wearing armbands to protest war. #JusticeFortas
Justice Brennan pens opinion declaring it unconstitutional to ban flag desecration, protecting #FirstAmendment rights.
CJ Waite rules freedom of religion does not entitle people to violate the law. Bigamy is illegal, even for Mormons. #1stAmend
SCOTUS interprets 13th, 14th Amends., says they don't apply to working conditions in New Orleans slaughterhouses. #JusticeMiller
Justice Kennedy pens opinion stating #1stAmend bars gov't from restricting political expenditures by corporations and unions. #SuperPACs
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