POS 4284 Final Exam Questions: Module 1 1.Clarence Gideon was denied an attorney in his trial by the judge in accordance with Florida law. Why? – 2.Courts decide disputes based on: - 3.One of the ways in which courts are the same as other branches of government is that they: - 4.Clarence Earl Gideon filed his appeal in the U.S. Supreme Court in 1962. He argued that the Constitution gave him the right to an attorney. Had the Court addressed this issue before 1962? – 5.In the context of law, politics is best understood as: - 6.Law is: - 7.Social, economic and political forces influence: 8.Few controversial issues are being brought to the American judiciary. – 9.According to Betts v. Brady(U.S. 1942), a defendant should only be provided an attorney in a state criminal trial if what was true? – 10.When the Clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court received Clarence Earl Gideon's petition for review, it was immediately apparent that his case would be historically significant. – 11.One of the ways in which courts differ from other branches of government is that courts: - 12.Which of the following statement best characterize the Warren Court (the time period when Earl Warren was Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court)? – 13.Examples of controversial policies that involve the courts include: - 14.One of the ways in which courts are the same as other branches of government is that they: - 15.What constitutes the "Miscellaneous Docket" at the Supreme Court? – 16. Neubauer and Meinhold suggest that the legal system can be understood as three concentric circles. Lawyers are part of which ring of the legal system? –
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