Constitutional Law Keyed to Cohenback
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To combat the problem of obesity among the nation’s youth, a state adopted a statute providing funds to train a corps of nutritionists who could go to schools and run six-week seminars designed to encourage healthy eating and exercise habits. The administration of a private school that has a stated policy of admitting only white students has requested that a state nutrition corps member be sent to the school to run a six-week seminar.
Which of the following is the best constitutional argument supporting the state’s rejection of the request?CorrectIncorrect
A state statute provides that only citizens of the United States may be employed by that state. In an action brought in a federal court, a resident alien who was prevented from obtaining state employment as a garbage collector solely because of his alien status challenged the statute’s constitutionality as applied to his circumstances.
Which of the following statements concerning the burden of persuasion applicable to this suit is correct?CorrectIncorrect
Pursuant to a state statute, a student applied for tuition assistance to attend a state university. He was qualified for such assistance in every way except that he was a resident alien who did not intend to become a United States citizen.
The state’s restriction of such grants to United States citizens or resident aliens seeking such citizenship is probably:CorrectIncorrect
A city has many parks, as well as a country club with a golf course. While the city’s parks are accessible to all without a fee, the city charges a $1,000 application fee and $100 per month dues to belong to the country club. A resident of the city wishes to join the country club but cannot afford the application fee or monthly dues.
If the resident brings suit against the city on the ground that the fee and dues discriminate against the poor in violation of the Equal Protection Clause, who likely will prevail?CorrectIncorrect
A religious high school limits its enrollment to “white, third-generation Americans.” The school is accredited by the state. The state sets accreditation standards and inspects religious, private, and public schools. Free transportation to all accredited schools is provided by the state.
Which of the following choices is the best argument in a suit to end free bus service for the students of the high school?CorrectIncorrect