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PP1001-Civil%20Liberties-lecture6 - Civil Liberties Liberty...

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Unformatted text preview: Civil Liberties Liberty and the Constitution Locke and Natural Rights Philosopher who promoted certain concepts in his thinking about government: John Locke Natural Rights: all individuals have a moral worth and cant be denied Defined rights as life, liberty (freedom), property Declaration of Independence: life, liberty and pursuit of happiness Original Constitution Habeas corpus: if youre accused of a crime, they have to state what crime youve committed Ex post facto: law after the fact Bill of Rights: statement of individual liberties that the federal government cannot deny Bill of Rights 1: speech, press, practice or establish religion, assembly, petition 2: keep and bear arms 3: no forced housing of military 4: no unreasonable search/seizure 5: no double jeopardy (tried twice), self incrimination (remain silent) 6: speedy trial, right to attorney, confront witnesses, formal charges 7: trial by jury 8: no excessive bail, cruel and unusual punishment 9: rights enumerated in 1-8 does not negate other rights Incorporation...
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course PP 1001 taught by Professor Dautrich during the Spring '08 term at UConn.

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