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February 5, 2007 Poli 100 Notes Civil Liberties Refer to specific liberties/rights enjoyed by individuals. Protections FROM gov’t power. o Require that gov’t NOT act in some some way. Emerge fro the Bill of Rights (the first 10 Amendments) and the 14 th Amendment. No right is absolute. What constitutes the free exercise of our rights has evolved over time. First Amendment (RAPPS) o Freedom of: R eligion A ssembly P etition P ress S peech Common themes and the First Amendment Regulation of thoughts vs speech vs behavior The balance between individual rights and the public good. Special protection for political speech and behavior. Freedom of Speech (Expression) Importance of political speech. The “clear and present danger” test. The “imminent lawless action” test Symbolic speech is protection, but less so. Speech and the Press
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