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Lecture 6: Civil Liberties, cont’d 2nd amendment Right to privacy Patriot Act/ 9/11
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II Amendment Right to bear arms - Ct said in 1939 right to bear arms tied to existence of state militias - inconsistent lower court rulings
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Right to “Privacy” Roe v Wade (1973) - mother has right to choose through second trimester--point of viability outside the womb - Chipping away: Hyde Amendment - Casey: no more trimesters, instead “undue burden”--hence waiting periods, parental consent - Access to services becoming more rare - 2006 South Dakota’s test ban
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Right to Privacy, cont’d Bowers v Hardwick (1986) - Georgia sodomy law upheld Lawrence v Texas (2003) - Texas sodomy law overturned
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Right to Privacy--right to die 1997 Ct: No constitutional right to die-- states may ban assisted suicide 2006 Ct: Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act not in violation of a federal substance control law
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Patriot Act Expanded third party surveillance powers under sec. 215 - no notification of directly concerned party
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2010 for the course PLSC 200 taught by Professor Diamond during the Spring '10 term at Skyline College.

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