Although there is some rationale for examining Dohertys hypotheses based on two issues, this
may be a limiting factor of the study. Preference to whom legislators should answer to may lean
on the issue at hand. As Davidson noted, legislators re
Within these two experiments, Doherty creates three hypotheses. The author argues that when
people are presented with a concert instance, they will view their legislators more favorably if
he/she prioritize their district over the nation. In additi
In order to test their hypothesis, the authors performed one experiment with two different
samples. In the first sample, they surveyed 143 college students at a northeastern university.
Each student was provided with basic information about a fict
In addition, this study showed that most respondents understood the bedrock of Congress.
As explained in Davidson, Congress is a representative body (117). Participants in Dohertys
study validated his second hypothesis, which signals that people co
Essentially, the author found statistically significant and substantial evidence that supported all
three of his hypotheses. For the first hypothesis, in the Farm subsidy study, participants viewed
legislators whom sided with their district 3.6
The author, David Doherty, in this article, To Whom Do People Think Representatives
Should Respond: Their District or the Country, attempts to understand whether voters recognize
the incentives in a representative democracy and reward l
Partisanship Versus Ideological Extremism
In this article, The Electoral Costs of Party Loyalty in Congress, the authors, Carson,
Koger, Lebo, and Young, attempt to understand if partisan loyalty has a more significant
adversely affect than ideolo
One practical implication of this study is that members of Congress must be responsive to their
district demands. Congressman/woman may be faced with an issue that does not ring with the
nation, but does have support from their constituents back h
In addition, within a form of direct democracy, citizens will be allowed to voice their
concerns to the public instead of their representative. Also, a direct democracy stimulates voters
interest and debates about policy issues. In turn, this will
Essentially, the authors found statistical support for their hypothesis. In the first sample,
the incumbent whom was characterized as a partisan-lockstep voter had a significant negative
decline in support of 0.64 scale-points. On the other hand,
POS 4684 Politics of Voting Rights, Fall 2016 Second Midterm
Unless and until photo id's are available at no cost, and the documents needed
to obtain those photo ids are also provided at no cost to the voter, the
requirement for a photo id to vote is
Citizenship and the right to vote
- What is citizenship?
- What is the link between citizenship and voting?
- Who can vote?
- Who can't in 2016?
- What does the Constitution say about voting?
- Dead Scott v. Stanford (1857)
- Slaughterhouse Cases
The Grandfather Clause
Guinn v. United States (1916)
Guinn= Oklahoma judge
Question raised: Can we exclude those whose ancestors were qualified to
vote before 1/1/1866 from a literacy test?
This is a classic "grandfathering" of whites from the OK liter
Dread Scott Case (1857)
Dred Scott was a slave and taken to free states and territories and was not given freedom so he
attempted to sue for his freedom.
In a 72 decision written by Chief Justice Taney, the court denied Dread Scott's request.
Moose Lodge No. 107 v. Irvis (p. 577) Case Brief (1972)
FACTS: Irvis ( black) was denied service by Moose Lodge, clubs dinning room due to his race,
local branch of the national fraternal organization located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The store
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. v. Federal Communications Commission Case Brief 1994 (p.
FACTS: Section 4 and 5 of the Cable TV consumer protection and completion act of 1992
require cable television systems to give a portion of their channels to t
First Examination Study Guide
POS 3604Fall 2016
-Articles I (legislative), II (executive), III (judiciary), & VI subsection 2 (supremacy clause,
constitution always wins)
-The Bill of Rights: the first ten amendments in the Constitution
First Examination Study Guide
POS 3604Fall 2016
For the First Examination, you should be familiar with the following:
-Articles I,II,III, & VI
-The Bill of Rights
-13th, 14th and 15th Amendments
Take a look at:
FLORIDAS TERMINATION OF PREGNANCIES STATUTES:
Fla. Stat. Ch.390:
Third trimester abortion/ partial birth is only allowed to save a womens life
No abortion can happen if the physician claims that the fetus has achieved viability( the
Romer v Evans (1996) Case Brief
FACTS: Amend 2 in the Constitution of the State of Colorado which basically said that, no
legislation or anything donw by the state will recognize homosexuals, gays, or lesbians as a
different minority class. They shall be
FACTS: Skinner convicted in 1926 of the crime of stealing chickens and sentenced to the
Oklahoma State Reformatory. In 1929 he was convicted of the crime of robbery with firearms,
then sentenced to the Reformatory.
Shelley v. Kraemer Case Brief (1948)
FACTS: Thirty out of 39 property owners made a contract (1911) that fronting both sides of
Labadie Avenue between Taylor Avenue and Cora Avenue in the city of St. Louis. The contract
basically said that for 50 years th
Obergefell v Hodges Case Brief (2015)
FACTS: The petitioners are 14 same sex couples and two men who same sex partner is dead, coming
from the states of Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. The respondents are the state officials
responsible for enfor
Analyze the development and formation of the United States
Government by answering the following questions in a welldeveloped five page essay:
Discuss American political culture.
Discuss the development of the United States Constitution
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