Sample Exam(1) - PS 230 Sample Exam Questions Q1. Plea...

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PS 230 Sample Exam Questions Q1. Plea bargaining is used to dispose of the vast majority of criminal cases. Identify the four most important objections to plea bargaining. Be analytic: just because you don’t like it does not count for much! Q2. Some decisions by the Supreme Court are more likely to implemented than are others. Assume that you are a Supreme Court justice, and you want to maximize the impact of a decision that you have been named to write. Discuss briefly four strategies that you can build into your decision to maximize its chances of being implemented. Q3. Americans think they have a right to their "day in court," but we in 230 know better! Explain four important reasons why they might not get their day in the court (trial or appellate) of their choice. Q4. Professor Nutcase in the English Department asked you to do research to confirm his hypothesis that the legal profession has not experienced any changes in the last 30 years. Show your courage by describing three big changes in the profession, and explain briefly why each of them has occurred. ESSAY QUESTION – COUNTS FOR TWO, SO ANSWER IT FULLY
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2012 for the course POLI_SCI 230 taught by Professor Skogan during the Winter '08 term at Northwestern.

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Sample Exam(1) - PS 230 Sample Exam Questions Q1. Plea...

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