January 28, 2015

Homework Help: pol201

Posted by stacey on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 9:41pm.

Question 4. 4. A federal court is said to have a “federal question” jurisdiction because (Points : 1)
federal courts supersede state courts.
all laws are federal.
they hear cases that touch the Constitution and other federal laws.
they hear cases that only deal with issues of constitutionality.

Question 5. 5. Article III of the Constitution establishes that (Points : 1)
the Supreme Court can invalidate laws of Congress.
the judicial powers of the United States shall be vested in one Supreme Court.
the Supreme Court can create inferior courts.
the Supreme Court has jurisdiction over state courts.

Question 6. 6. The American Civil Rights Movement was about (Points : 1)
ending racial discrimination and achieving equal voting rights.
achieving free speech.
ending affirmative action.
creating “separate but equal” public facilities.

Question 7. 7. The reason why the Supreme Court came around to upholding that states had an obligation to provide attorneys to those who could not afford them was (Points : 1)
attorneys were charging additional costs to poor defendants.
to provide a fair advantage to defendants.
it was something that other countries did.
to encourage defendants to plea bargain.

Question 8. 8. If the Supreme Court were to rule that gay marriage is a fundamental right, under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, that would mean (Points : 1)
each state would still be able to decide for itself whether it recognizes gay marriage or not.
no state may distinguish between gay marriage and heterosexual marriage because that would effectively create invidious distinctions.
that Congress must create a public assistance program for gay couples.
that only married people enjoy protection under the Equal Protection Clause.

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