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471studyguide1F2010 - CJ 471 Fall 2010 Study Guide #1 This...

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CJ 471 Fall 2010 Study Guide #1 This “study guide” is intended to aid you by highlighting many of the things that could be covered on the first midterm exam. It does not purport to inform you of all of the items that might be tested and it does not purport to tell you exactly what you need to know about each item. You are responsible for all materials from assigned readings and class presentations. You should use this study guide to test yourself and lead yourself to further examination of each item mentioned. PLEASE BRING A BLUEBOOK TO CLASS TO BE PREPARED FOR ANY SHORT ANSWER AND ESSAY QUESTIONS Warning: Make Sure that you know the Key Terms in each chapter of the textbook (Chaps 1-3) Approaches to constitutional interpretation—contrasting views of Scalia and Brennan: original intent (look at history for intended meaning), flexible (view that sees Constitution adjustable to meet changing social circumstances and problems) What factors limit judges’ ability to do whatever they want? (e.g., judicial role; hierarchy
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