American government 4

American government 4 - Federalists vs. anti federalists In...

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Federalists vs. anti federalists In order to secure America’s economic interest and liberty from Britain, the federalists defined the need for a centralized national government. Federalists undertook a propaganda strategy to convince the states to adopt the constitution Anti-federalists are a reaction to the federalists Federalists argue the little bill of rights, found in article 1, sec. 9, should be enough o Habeas corpus, bill of attainder, ex post facto They win some key concessions, primarily the bill of rights, the first 10 amendments to the constitution, outlining the civil liberties granted to American citizens Habeas Corpus Article 1, sect. 9 A court order addressed to a prison official (or other custodian) ordering that a detainee be brought to the court so it can be determined whether or not that person is imprisoned lawfully and whether or not he or she should be released from custody It provides for the protection against unlawful detainment During the civil war, Lincoln suspended the right to habeas corpus President W. Bush suspended the right to habeas corpus for detainees at Guantanamo Bay President Obama restored it by executive order Bill of Attainder Article 1, sec. 9 Prohibits bills of attainder o And act of the legislature declaring a person or group of persons guilty of some crime and punishing them without benefit of a trial Ex post facto Article 1, sect. 9 Prohibits ex post facto laws o Retroactive laws o A law that retroactively changes the legal consequences of acts committed or the legal status of facts and relationships that existed prior to the enactment of the law Cant charge someone for a crime today that was not considered a crime yesterday Federalism in the constitution Supremacy clause o Article VI
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2012 for the course GOV (01:220:30 taught by Professor Clancy during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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