The Monitor's weekly news quiz for May 23- 27, 2011

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1. What did the US Supreme Court order California to do about its prisons?

In a contentious 5-to-4 ruling, the Court said severe overcrowding in California prisons violates the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment. A minority opinion offered a sharp dissent.

In a contentious 5-to-4 ruling, the Court said severe overcrowding in California prisons violates the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment. A minority opinion offered a sharp dissent.

In a contentious 5-to-4 ruling, the Court said severe overcrowding in California prisons violates the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment. A minority opinion offered a sharp dissent.

In a contentious 5-to-4 ruling, the Court said severe overcrowding in California prisons violates the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment. A minority opinion offered a sharp dissent.

Serve better food to inmates

 

Ease up on harsh disciplinary measures

 

Slash its inmate population by 30,000

 

Offer more educational opportunities

 
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