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21. The _____ Amendment guarantees the defendant
the right to a jury trial.

a.

Second

b.

Fourth

c.

Sixth

d.

Fourteenth

22. While not explicitly stated in the
Constitution, the Court has found support for legal self-representation in the
_____ Amendment.

a.

First

b.

Fifth

c.

Sixth

d.

Eighth

23. According to the court, which of the
following was the reason for the speedy trail guarantee?

a.

To improve the credibility of
the trial

b.

To avoid extensive pretrial
publicity and questionable conduct of officials

c.

To reduce the anxiety for the
defendant awaiting trial

d.

All of the above

24. In what 1976 case did the court rule
unconstitutional a trial judge’s order prohibiting the press from reporting the
confessions implicating the defendant in the crime?

a.

Nebraska Press Association v. Stuart

b.

Press-Enterprise Co. v. Superior
Court

c.

Gannett Co. v. DePasquale

d.

Turner v. Murdoch

25. The defendant’s right to an impartial trial
and jury under the Fifth and Sixth Amendments often runs into direct conflict
with the _____ Amendment’s guarantee of the press and public access.

a.

First

b.

Second

c.

Fourth

d.

Fourteenth

26. The process of determining the
appropriateness of jurors to sit on the jury is known as:

a.

voir dire

b.

venire

c.

the jury array

d.

the process of rebuttal

27. Which of the following is true of peremptory
challenges during jury selection?

a.

They are unlimited in number

b.

They require a stated reason
for dismissal of a prospective juror

c.

They are constitutionally
compelled to have a basis in “content” questions

d.

They can be used to excuse
jurors for no particular reason

28. The Batsondoctrine
holds that:

a.

peremptory challenges based on
race by the defense are unconstitutional

b.

prosecutorial peremptory
challenges based on race are unconstitutional

c.

the use of “content” questions
is unconstitutional

d.

peremptory challenges may not
be limited to less than five by state statute

29. Which of the following is false regarding
opening statements?

a.

The prosecutor offers the first
opening statement

b.

Neither attorney is permitted
to make prejudicial remarks

c.

Opening remarks are more
effective in a bench trial than a jury trial

d.

The purpose of opening remarks
is to identify what will be proved by way of evidence in the trial

30. Which of the following is a reason for which
a jury can nullify the facts and evidence of a case?

a.

The jury believes that the law
is unjust

b.

The jury believes the
punishment is excessive

c.

The jury believes the law is
being unjustly applied

d.

All of the above are reasons
for jury nullification

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