10-3 Lecture - American Government & Politics 10/3/06...

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10/3/06 Lecture Civil Liberties **Check out 151-153 (Debate of Patriot Act) 1. Civil Liberties vs. Civil Rights 2. The Bill of Rights 3. The Politics of Civil Liberties: The Death Penalty Deals with scope of individual freedom (how lines are drawn) How does the framework of the constitution define political and social relationships in America -Struggle over individual liberties Civil : work of or relating to state or citizens Civil Liberties are laws that protect people from what government can and cannot do to protect and advance individual liberties (protections from the government) while civil rights are protections by the government Some argue civil liberties are natural – endowed by our creator (Civil Libertarians) Substantive Liberties: what government is prohibited from doing Procedural Liberties: how the government has to conduct its business Question….which layer of government did this apply to? -
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10-3 Lecture - American Government & Politics 10/3/06...

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