Lecture 6 - American Government Spring 2006 Lecture 6 Civil...

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American Government Spring 2006 Lecture 6: Civil Liberties
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Civil Liberties Conventional Wisdom: Absolute Unchanging Consensus. Problem: perceptions don’t match reality
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Wrong! Perceptions about civil liberties don’t match reality.
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Right to Privacy “Right to be left alone” -- some decisions so personal that government cannot intrude. Basis for Roe v. Wade, many other critical cases. Griswald v. Connecticut (1965). Law regulated access to contraceptives, even to married couples. Overturned by Court. In majority opinion, Douglas argued that right can be found in "penumbras," "emanations," or "shadows" of Bill of Rights. 4th amend: freedom against unreasonable searches and seizures. 5th amend: freedom against incrimination 9th amend.: unenumerated rights retained by the people. 14th amend: can't deprive life, liberty, or property w/o due process.
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No consensus on privacy right Only Douglas favored general right to privacy, three others
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