What is Federalism? Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The United States Supreme Court hears cases when:
Choice 1 There are sufficient minutiae in the case.
Choice 2 The Court grants a writ of certiorari.
Choice 3 The case is deemed to be one of quantum meruit.
Choice 4 There is sufficient fructus legis.
The federal government derives its power from:
Choice 1 The constitutions of the various states in which they grant power to the federal government.
Choice 2 The United States Constitution.
Choice 3 The nation’s armed forces.
Choice 4 The founding principles of our democratic society.
Congress, discouraged with what it perceives as excessive grand-standing and wasting time in court passes a law which limits opening and closing arguments to 2 hours each in any civil case heard in a federal court. Which of the following is TRUE?
Choice 1 The law is invalid as the legislature has no authority over the judicial branch of government.
Choice 2 The law is invalid as an excessive interference with a federal cause of action.
Choice 3 The law is valid as a proper exercise of Congressional power under the Necessary and Proper Clause.
Choice 4 The law is valid as the intent does not involve an infringement on state’s rights.

Which of the following is TRUE about the power of the states?
Choice 1 States have the power to pass any law which does not violate the Constitution.
Choice 2 States have the power to pass laws only in those areas specifically enumerated in the Constitution.
Choice 3 States have the power to pass any law regardless of the Constitution, but Congress may act to supercede any state laws which violate the Constitution.
Choice 4 States have the power to pass any law but Congress may veto any state law upon a showing of good cause.

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