Chapter 15 - Chapter 15: Civil Liberties: The Struggle for...

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Chapter 15: Civil Liberties: The Struggle for Freedom Key Terms: Civil Liberties: o Freedoms found primarily in the bill of rights that are protected from government interference Habeas Corpus: o The legal doctrine that a person who is arrested must have a timely hearing before a judge Bill of Attainder o A government decree that a person is guilty of a crime that carries the death penalty, rendered without benefit of a trial Ex post facto law: o A law that retroactively declares some action illegal Economic Liberty: o The right to own and use property free from excessive government interference Full faith and credit: o The provision in Article IV, section 1, of the constitution that provides that states must respect the public acts, laws, and judicial rulings of other states Contract clause: o The portion of Article 1, section 10 of the constitution that prohibits states from passing any laws “impairing the obligations of the contracts” Due process clause:
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2010 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Chapter 15 - Chapter 15: Civil Liberties: The Struggle for...

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