Arts & Culture
5:18 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Any Questions #55

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel don their finest black robes for a show about famous court cases.

Last week's challenge
Think of a two-word phrase (five letters in the first word, two letters in the second) that might describe something that's had mistakes removed from it. The first word starts with an F, and if you replace that F with an M, you'll get a new two-word phrase that describes someone who might make mistakes. What are the phrases?
Answer: The phrases are FIXED UP and MIXED UP.

THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: FAMOUS COURT CASES
On-air questions
: On September 14, 1981, the first episode of The People's Court aired in syndication, starring Judge Joseph Wapner. (The Wapner era of the show ran for 2,484 episodes.) So, today we'll preside over a quiz about famous court cases.
1. In a 1966 case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Arizona police did not properly inform a man of his rights as he was being arrested. What was the last name of the plaintiff in that case?
2. In a 2004 case, the father of a student fought to prohibit a school district from requiring his daughter to say what two words in the Pledge of Allegiance?
3. In a 1976 case called Gilliam v. American Broadcasting, the members of what comedy troupe claimed ABC had violated their copyright by drastically editing episodes of their sketch series?
4. In a 2010 case, the Supreme Court ruled the federal government couldn't restrict political campaign contributions made by corporations. What conservative nonprofit organization was the plaintiff in the case?
5. The 2000 case Bush v. Gore ended what process in Florida, claiming it violated the equal protection clause?

Extra credit
1. In the 1961 case Mapp v. Ohio, it was ruled that evidence obtained without a warrant or by other unethical means was inadmissible in court because it violated what amendment to the U.S. Constitution?
2. In New York Times Co. v. United States, the Supreme Court ruled that the newspaper could, without risking censorship or reprisal from the U. S. government, publish what classified documents, which numbered some 7,000 pages?

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase SUPREME COURT. Rearrange these twelve letters to spell a two-word phrase (eight letters in the first word, four letters in the second) that names someone who's technologically savvy. Who is it?

ANSWERS
On-air questions
1.  Miranda
2. “Under God”
3. Monty Python
4. Citizens United
5. Ballot recount

Extra credit
1. The Fourth Amendment
2. The Pentagon Papers

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