Civil Liberties

Civil Liberties - Civil Liberties 2/4/2010 Announcements...

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Civil Liberties 2/4/2010 Announcements z Reading for Tuesday Chapter 4 z Exam 1 Next Thursday Study guide on BB by Monday Rights vs. Liberties Liberties Government must not interfere (negative restraint) Rights Government must take positive action to protect
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Debate over The Bill of Rights For: z Necessary to protect individuals from overly powerful central government Against: z Not necessary z Dangerous if seen as a complete list The Bill of Rights z Amendments 1-8: Articulate liberties z Amendment 9: Disclaimer The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. Liberties z Substantive Limit on what gov’t can do. z 1 st Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
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Liberties z Procedural Limit on how gov’t does things. z 4 th Amendment The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly
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