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History of the U.S. Supreme Court

written by: meltwater
 
Questions about the history of the United States Supreme Court.

Question 1:


What year did the U.S. Supreme Court install its first photocopy machine?
1973
1959
1969
1980

Question 2:


What year was the U.S. Supreme Court's website created?
2000
It doesn't have one
2005
1998

Question 3:


Who was the second woman to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Anita Stanford Hill
Chlorette Anton Whistport
Sandra Day O'Connor

Question 4:


Hearings "in camera" allow for television or other news related cameras to be present in the U.S. court during the hearing.
False
True

Question 5:


The Dred Scott case (Scott v. Sandford, 1857) is an infamous U.S. Supreme Court case involving which of the following?
Use of water ways
Railroads
Farming
Slavery

Question 6:


The Marbury v. Madison case (1803) was the first U.S. Supreme Court case to apply the emergent doctrine of judicial review to a congressional statute.
False
True

Question 7:


In the U.S. Supreme Court system, what does the term "rule of four" mean?
Four lawyers must be present when a case is argued.
The Court will hear cases that a substantial minority of justices regards as important.
At least four justices must be present, robed and seated to in order to hear a case.
There can be no less than four arguments pertaining to any one case.

Question 8:


The Plessy v. Ferguson U.S. Supreme Court case (1896) dealt with a crime on a riverboat in Louisiana.
True
False

Question 9:


The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee the right to which of the following?
A speedy trial
A trial by jury
A trial in a courtroom
A public trial

Question 10:


What is the original meaning of the term "Slip Opinion" as applied to the U.S. Supreme Court?
The overall opinion of the garments that the justices wear under their robes
An opinion that has later been overturned after careful review
Opinions sent to the printer on the same day they are made
Opinions made by the justices for their own private records

 


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