CRJ OER CJ CH 3.2 Multiple Choice Questions (20)

Although there is no explicit _______________ in the text of the Bill of Rights, the Supreme Court has found an implicit right on several different occasions.

  • Compelling State Interest
  • Second Amendment
  • First Amendment
  • Right to Privacy

Punishments that are inhumane or violate basic human dignity; prohibited by the Eighth Amendment.

  • Fair Notice
  • Cruel and Unusual Punishment
  • Compelling State Interest
  • Freedom of Religion

A landmark SCOTUS decision that struck down a Texas sodomy law, effectively ruling criminal laws that prohibit homosexual sexual activity unconstitutional.

  • Lawrence v. Texas (2003)
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Freedom of Religion
  • Freedom of Assembly

“Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”

  • Eighth Amendment
  • Freedom of Expression
  • Right to Privacy 
  • Clear and Present Danger Test

An unconstitutional type of legislative act that pronounces a person guilty of a crime.

  • Void for Vagueness
  • Freedom of Religion
  • Fair Notice
  • Bill of Attainder

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

  • Criminal Procedure
  • Second Amendment
  • Void for Vagueness
  • Freedom of Expression

A set of statutory provisions in some states that allow licensed citizens to carry firearms on their person in a manner not obviously visible to the public.

  • Fair Notice
  • Right to Privacy
  • Concealed Carry Law
  • Freedom of Religion

The basic due process requirement that the government give the public notice as to what acts are criminal; closely related to the concept of void for vagueness.

  • Bill of Attainder
  • First Amendment
  • Fair Notice
  • Clear and Present Danger Test

The doctrine by which appellate courts strike down laws that are not clear in what exactly they prohibit.

  • Void for Vagueness
  • Clear and Present Danger Test
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Ex Post Facto Law

An unconstitutional type of statute that criminalizes and act after the act has occurred.

  • Fair Notice
  • Freedom of Expression 
  • Ex Post Facto Law 
  • Lawrence v. Texas (2003)

The body of law that dictates how criminal cases are processed by the criminal justice system.

  • Right to Privacy
  • Criminal Procedure 
  • Freedom of Assembly 
  • Ex Post Facto Law

A test of constitutionality created by the SCOTUS that balances the interests of the government against the rights of the individual.

  • Compelling State Interest
  • Cruel and Unusual Punishment
  • Lawrence v. Texas (2003)
  • Bill of Attainder