American Gov Exam 2 notes - EXAM TWO NOTES Bill of Rights...

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E XAM T WO N OTES 9/22/16 – 11/15/16 Bill of Rights 1 st Amendment — protects our freedom of expression; Speech, Press, Religion o Freedom of Speech Pure speech- say whatever you want, but don’t cause a riot, breach of peace, or hurl fighting words Speech Plus Contact- speaking to get the attention of the public; can impact the lives of others; example: Anti-Abortion protests Symbolic Speech (example: burning the flag) o Freedom of the Press Prior restraint (censorship) & obscenity o Freedom of Religion Free exercise clause - government can’t tell you anything Establishment clause - must be a wall of separation between church and state 2 nd Amendment —right to bear arms o Conveys a right to individual gun ownership, but does not mean there can be no restrictions on gun ownership 3 rd Amendment —no quartering of troops 4 th Amendment —protection from unreasonable search & seizure o Created to provide Americans privacy & protection o You can be searched when you: Give consent Arrested Search warrant 5 th Amendment —protects from self-incrimination o A confession is considered to be involuntary & excluded unless certain criteria are met o Miranda v. Arizona (1966) Other 5 th Amendment Protections o Grand Jury indictment o Prohibits double-jeopardy o Property cannot be taken without compensation Exclusionary rule- states that illegally seized evidence cannot be used in court; o Protects our 4 th & 5 th Amendment rights o Mapp v. Ohio (1961) 6 th Amendment —right to counsel o Gideon v. Wainright (1963) State courts must provide an attorney for indigent defendants in felony cases Later expanded Other 6 th Amendment Protections o Right to a Jury Trial (Impartial Jury)
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o Right to confront witness o Right to call defense witness o Right to know charges o Right to a speedy trial 7 th Amendment —right to a jury trial in civil cases 8 th Amendment —prohibits excessive bail & fines and cruel & unusual punishment o Furman v. Georgia (1972) - Supreme court ruled that all state laws mandating the death penalty were unconstitutional o Gregg v. Georgia (1976) 9 th Amendment —states that bill of rights is not an exhaustive list; there are other rights in existence that are not listed in bill of rights 10 th Amendment —reserve powers; reserves to states all powers not given to national gov.
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