Monday Morning Answers #120

Good morning! Welcome to Monday!

Friday’s questions are here.  The answers follow today’s honor roll.

Honor Roll


Questions 1

Two things are missing from this list.  What are they?

  • free speech
  • free exercise of religion
  • right to petition the government for the redress of grievances
  • no establishment of religion

The language is from the First Amendment.  The missing items are:  freedom of the press, and right to peaceably assemble.

Question 2

Which came first?

  • A.  Voting age lowered to 18 (1971)
  • B.  Prohibition repealed (1933)
  • C.  Women given the right to vote – 1920

Question 3

In October, the VBA’s Pro Bono Conference will include a “TED-Talk” on due process & municipal boards.  The phrase “due process” appears in two amendments.  Which two?

  • A.   1st and 5th
  • B.   5th and  8th
  • C.   5th and 14th
  • D.   8th and 14th

Question 4

Delaware was the 1st state to ratify the Constitution.  Very recently, and in response to a U.S. Supreme Court decision that involves states’ rights, Delaware became the 2nd state to allow what?

Commerical Sports Betting.  The decision was Murphy v. NCAA.  The New York Times covered it here.  The over/under “correct answers” for this question was “67% of respondents.”  It went over.

Question 5 & Bonus

Thaddeus Stevens was born in Vermont.  He practiced law in Pennsylvania and, eventually, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.  In Congress, Stevens played a critical role in the drafting & passage of what has been called both a “mini-Constitution” and the Constitution’s most important amendment.

Which amendment? And, who played Stevens in the movie Lincoln?

The 14th Amendment.  Last year, the ABA Journal posted: The 14th. A Civil War era amendment has become a mini-constitution for modern times For a bit on Stevens’ involvement, see this morning’s postthis morning’s post from Lancaster Online.

Tommy Lee Jones

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