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Unformatted text preview: Beliefs The Constitution must grow and adapt to new circumstances. Courts should interpret the Constitution as the framers intended. Example Warren Court (1953–1969) Rehnquist Court (1986–2005) Key Decisions Expansion of use of interstate commerce clause Restrictions on privacy rights Politics Tend to be liberal Tend to be conservative Constructionism in Action Privacy is not explicitly mentioned in the Constitution, so strict constructionists of the Constitution believe that the only privacy rights Americans have are those specifically outlined in the Constitution, such as protection against illegal searches. On the one hand, according to the strict constructionists, there is no general right to privacy. Loose constructionists, on the other hand, assert that a general right to privacy can be inferred from the rights that were explicitly listed by the framers. Privacy rights have taken center stage in many court cases, including Roe v. Wade (1973)....
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course POS POS2112 taught by Professor Leslietaylor during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.
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