Study Guide for Chapter 15 and 16

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Study Guide for Chapter 15 -18 Judicial Activism ~During the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, the federal courts moved decisively toward promoting equality. The federal courts, especially the Supreme Court, were considered to be “activist” in nature during this time because of their bold policy decisions promoting equality. The most famous of these is the ruling in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The Court has recognized that there are ways to prosecute the accused and protect fundamental rights.0 Gideon v. Wainwright (1963), the Court determined that defendants in criminal proceedings were entitled to a lawyer. 6 th Amendment Miranda v. Arizona (1966), the Court instituted the Miranda warnings to ensure protection against self-incrimination. 5 th Amendment Mapp v. Ohio (1961), the Court determined that the exclusionary rule which protects individuals from unreasonable searches and seizures applied to all levels of gov’t. 4 th Amendment United States v. Leon (1984), the Supreme Court created a “good faith exception” to the exclusionary rule. This permitted evidence obtained from a mistakenly issued search warrant to be presented in court. This narrowing of the exclusionary rule may be an indication that a new era favoring order over freedom has begun. 4 th Amendment. The 9 th Amendment, which protects rights not specifically enumerated in the Constitution, has been used by the Court to define the limits of gov’t encroachment on personal autonomy, Griswold , Roe .0 Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), the Court asserted that the BofR created a zone of privacy for an individual that gave a person the right to make choices regarding sexual intercourse/reproduction. Roe
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