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Civil Liberties and Public Civil Liberties and Public Policy Policy Chapter 4
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The Bill of Rights– The Bill of Rights– Then and Now Then and Now Civil Liberties Definition: The legal constitutional protections against the government. The Bill of Rights and the States The Bill of Rights is the first 10 amendments. Written to restrict the national government. Now many are “incorporated” into state and local laws.
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Freedom of Religion Freedom of Religion The Establishment Clause No official U.S. religion No religion can be prevented The Free Exercise Clause Can believe any religious belief Some religious practices may conflict with other rights, and then be denied or punished
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Freedom of Expression Freedom of Expression Prior Restraint Definition: A government preventing material from being published. Censorship. Permissible during wartime. May be punished after something is published.
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Freedom of Expression Freedom of Expression Free Speech and Public Order Limited if it presents a “clear and present danger” Limited if obscene, libelous or slanderous Limited if on private property, like a shopping center
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Freedom of Expression Free Press and Fair Trials The trials are public business of the government. The public has a right to know what happens.
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2009 for the course BIOL 071265836 taught by Professor Solana during the Spring '09 term at Air Force Institute of Technology, Ohio.

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