3 - Outline 2/3 I) Civil Liberties a. Civil rights b....

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Outline 2/3 I) Civil Liberties a. Civil rights b. Historical background c. Relative nature d. Impact of Federalism e. Due process f. Freedom of Religion g. Freedom of speech Liberties v. rights o Liberties- the fundamental freedoms that together preserve the rights of a free people o Rights- specific rights that embody the general right to equal treatment under the law o Liberties- things the gov’t is forbidden from infringing upon, gov’t can’t touch it. (freedom of speech) o Rights- things the gov’t must secure for its people. (voting) o Most rights in BOR are properly understood as liberties. o Speech, religion, assembly-liberties. History o Magna Carta o Notion of BOR in British tradition o By revolutionary war every state had a BOR. o Big debate over the Const. having a BOR o Civil liberties/rights were never conceived as absolute There is a limit Limited upon rights of other people o Individual liberty v society’s need for order and stability (attempt to better society) Affirmative action Diversity in colleges. Some lose because society is pursuing a higher goal.
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