TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE: TRUE OR FALSE?
- Bills of attainder prohibit punishing an individual for an act that was not a crime at the time it was committed.
- One purpose of statutory clarity is to ensure that individuals know what is prohibited by the criminal law.
- Laws that distinguish between individuals based on age, race, or gender in most instances are held to be constitutional by courts.
- The courts do not recognize any limitations on expression under the First Amendment.
- The U.S. Constitution explicitly provides for a right to privacy.
- The Second Amendment right to bear arms does not protect individuals’ right to keep firearms outside the home.
- The Eighth Amendment prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment has been interpreted by courts to prohibit all methods of capital punishment other than lethal injection.