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1. What did Justice Roberts refer to the Supreme Court as?

  • 'Servants to the deep philosophical beliefs of the President'
  • 'The Supreme Court.'
  • 'Servants of the law'
  • 'Servants of the ideology of Congress'
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2. Which landmark Supreme Court case from the Warren Court implicated social change?

  • None of the above.
  • Brown vs Topeka Board (1954)- segregation in schools and other public facilities was ended shortly after this case, which allowed blacks to go to white schools. It removed the 'separate but equal doctrine' which was deemed to satisfy the 14 amendment
  • Plessy vs Ferguson (1897)- Plessy was arrested for sitting on a white carriage on a train and this arrest was deemed constitutional under the 'separate but equal' doctrine, which was seemed to satisfy the 14th amendment.
  • Roe vs Wade (1973)- women were not allowed abortions until this case became legal and abortion became legal in 45 states.

3. How many constitutional amendments has there been?

  • 27
  • 10
  • 21
  • 43

4. What is a judicial review?

  • A judicial review is a self-given power that allows the Supreme Court to deem members and legislation unconstitutional.
  • A judicial review is a self-given power that allows the Supreme Court to check themselves.
  • A judicial review is a self-given power that allows the Supreme Court to review recent films in the cinemas.
  • A judicial review is a self-given power that allows the Supreme Court to impeach members of the other branches.

5. How is the Supreme Court becoming more political?

  • This is the correct answer.
  • Supreme Court nominations have been politicised by Congress, since about 1981 (Reagan).
  • Supreme Court members are elected by Congress, who choose members based on their political views.
  • It just is.

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