Modernization --B of R

Modernization --B of R - Modernization of the Bill of...

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Modernization of the Bill of Rights Reflections on th Century
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Civil Liberties “Those freedoms in the Bill of Rights that guarantee protection of persons, opinions, and property from arbitrary interference by government officials”
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…About the Bill of Rights Framers originally opposed a Bill of Rights Emerged as result of political pressure— Anti-Federalists Reflects an anti-majoritarian document
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Further Realities … Some alleged rights not mentioned Guarantees have never been viewed as absolute; can be regulated by gov’t. Originally applied only to federal gov’t — evolving role of Supreme Court in 20 th century
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Nationalization of the Bill of Rights [Table 11.1, page 280] Barron v. Baltimore (1833) Fourteenth Amendment (1868) ---Due Process Clause Gitlow v. New York (1925) —”freedom of speech and of the press are fundamental rights… protected by the due process clause…from impairment by the states.”
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Competing Theories of Modernization [see Brief 11.2, page 283]
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