Constitutional Law Keyed to Cohenback
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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
A hiker asserted an action in a federal court against a veterinarian who was employed by the National Park System.The hiker alleged that the veterinarian was negligent in sedating a bear. The bear, known to be violent, escaped and mauled the hiker while she was visiting the National Park. The veterinarian motioned to dismiss the case due to improper jurisdiction.
The court should rule jurisdiction is:CorrectIncorrect
A fourteen-year-old driver, who was a resident of the state, asserted an action in a federal district court challenging the constitutionality of the act. Which of the following choices present the best reason for dismissing the driver’s action?CorrectIncorrect
Congress enacted a statute that provided, ‘‘The federal courts are prohibited from issuing any order with respect to the First Amendment.’’
If the statute is challenged, which of the following arguments will best support the statute’s constitutionality?CorrectIncorrect
A sixteen-year-old asserted an action in a federal court, challenging the state driving statute. The statute provided that, ‘‘Any citizen eighteen years of age or older may apply for a driver’s license.’’ The teenager alleged that the law discriminated against him based on his age. The teenager further alleged that the law had no rational basis, nor did it achieve any legitimate state interest. The case was finally heard by the district court, two years after the teenager filed his complaint.
The court should:CorrectIncorrect