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Unformatted text preview: Civil Liberties 14/11/2007 10:52:00 Things that should influence the decisions of judges 1. Constitution: It is the supreme law of the land 2. Precedents: It is a way to enforce judicial restraint 3. Personal Beliefs 4. Politics: Courts are in fact influenced by public opinion Bill of Rights Civil Liberties defined in Constitution Griswold vs. Connecticut o Birth Control o Privacy Amendments Used o 1 st : Association o 3 rd : No quartering; privacy o 4 th : Search and seizure o 5 th : Self incrimination o 9 th : Unlisted rights 14 th Amendment States cannot deny individuals rights Applied rules to the states Barron vs. Baltimore o Damaged dock o Wanted compensation o Court says constitution is only federal Supreme court ignored Gritlow vs. New York o Anarchist newspaper was shut down o If non-violent message; then NY could not shut it down because of 1 st amendment and 14 th amendment o Selective incorporation: apply Bill of Rights to the states...
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