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February 7, 2007 Poli 100 Notes Civil Liberties (cont’d) Rights of the Accused 4 th , 5 th , 6 th , 8 th , 14 th Amendments. Most of what we accept as normal was not developed until recently. Barron v Baltimore (1833): Court ruloed that the Bill of Rights pertained to acts of the National Gov’t. 14 th Amendment intended to extend the Bill of Rights to actions by the States, but the Court only gradually fulfilled that promise. Page 134 (Several major decisions) Gideon v Wainwright (1962) -Right to counsel. Miranda v Arizona (1966) -“Read accused their rights”. Civil Rights Rights afforded to members of groups. o Requires gov’t to take action. Protection provided BY gov’t power. Though equal rights are part of our national political identity, they have never been fully realized. Racial (in)equality Dominate struggle for civil rights in the U.S. has been for African Americans.
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