Constitutional Law Keyed to Choperback
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The federal government appointed a major general of the Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps to judge disputes between the United States government and citizens of other countries. The foreign citizens submitted claims demanding compensation for damages inflicted by the U.S. Army. In 2006, the major general’s work with the foreign citizens was completed; he was removed from office and reassigned to another branch of the Army. The major general filed suit against the U.S. government, claiming that a federal judge may not be removed from office while exhibiting good behavior.
Will the major general prevail?CorrectIncorrect
A state statute provided that ‘‘all women must take a leave of absence from their work during the last trimester of pregnancy.’’ A woman, who was a driver for a trucking company, became pregnant and asserted an action in federal court challenging the constitutionality of the state statute. By the time the woman’s case came to trial, the woman had already given birth to twin girls. The state moved to dismiss the woman’s case.
The court should:CorrectIncorrect
Congress adopted a law granting a state university $2.5 million to study the properties of snowflakes. An outraged taxpayer filed suit to challenge the appropriation.
Which of the following is the best argument against this challenge?CorrectIncorrect
A federal statute provides that any state not enforcing certain civil rights standards among public schools will be denied federal aid for education. A state did not comply with the standards, and federal funding was eliminated.
Which of the following persons is most likely to obtain a judicial determination if he challenges the constitutionality of the federal statute?CorrectIncorrect
The National Association of Left-Handed Persons asserted an action in federal district court, alleging state discrimination against left-handed persons. The action alleges that desks in public schools were designed for students who write with their right hands and caused discomfort to left-handed persons. The suit further alleges that the handwriting of left-handed persons was adversely affected by the desks, causing lower grades and resulting in lower economic achievement.
If the state moves to dismiss the case:CorrectIncorrect