representatives The legislative branch of government is referred to as ________ as it is comprised of the Senate and the House of Representatives. bicameral The U.S. Constitution, federal statutes, federal regulations, and treaties with foreign nations all take precedence over a _________________ under the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution. state constitution What is the result of the "effects on interstate commerce" test? The federal government can regulate a business activity that takes place within a single state if the activity has an effect on interstate commerce even though the regulated activity does not itself involve interstate commerce. What was the outcome when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994? The statute was found to be invalid because it did not involve interstate commerce. With regard to the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution, which of the following is correct? The police power of the states gives the states the power to regulate intrastate and much interstate business within their borders. If there is an area of interstate commerce that the federal government has chosen not to regulate, the states can: regulate in that area so long as the state law does not unduly burden interstate commerce
Under what circumstances can a state impose a tax on goods that are imported from other nations? if the tax also applied equally to the same type(s) of goods produced domestically The Bill of Rights applies to: natural and artificial persons What did the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution do? It made the protections in the Bill of Rights applicable to actions by state governments. Can the government regulate commercial speech? yes T/F: Commercial speech is fully protected by the Constitution. false;political speech is Political speech, commercial speech, and offensive speech have _____ ________ ________ protection. at least some In responding to a constitutional challenge to the Computer Decency Act, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled which of the following about the Act? The Act was unconstitutional because its provisions were too vague to define. An equal protection challenge to a statute that treats adults of different ages differently would be decided by using what standard? intermediate scrutiny Which of the following is true about how courts address equal protection cases? If a law treats different groups differently, the court determines whether the difference in treatment is justified using one of three different levels of scrutiny.
Substantive due process requires that: a law is sufficiently clear that a reasonable person can understand it in order to comply with it Assume that a law is passed that establishes airline security screening requirements for male passengers that differ from the requirements for female passengers. In
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