Civil Rights - Civil Rig hts Therere Not Civil Liberties...

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Civil Rights There’re Not Civil Liberties
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The Difference “Positive right”-government takes action to halt discrimination- any unreasonable or unjust criterion of exclusion even if done by public accommodations that are privately owned A Civil Liberty is a restriction on what government can do, such as they can’t search your house without a warrant.
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General Discrimination Law Not all discrimination is illegal: allowed forms include discrimination based on young age, academic skill, attractiveness, athletic ability, etc. Other forms of discrimination are considered illegal under the 14 th amendment or under congressional law.
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Protected Classes Groups that are protected from such discrimination under the 14 th Amendment These include race, ethnicity, age (old age), country of origin, gender, disability, and religion. Note: sexual orientation is not a protected class under the 14 th Amendment
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Standards Rational basis : Difference in treatment must be reasonable and not arbitrary –
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