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Unformatted text preview: Rob Russotti 2-18-08 To some degree our rights today are secure; today our r ights are also not secure. The Bill of Rights was made to limit the power of the government, and to protect the rights of all citizens in the United States. At times it is very narrow and does not explain a whole lot; our rights all have a penumbra to each of them. Today, we still have our basic rights, but the courts have narrowed down some of the things we can do. For instance, under the first amendment we have freedom of speech, but we cannot yell fire in a crowded public place. These are the kinds of things the courts have ruled to make our rights less secure. There have been many court cases concerning our basic rights as Americans. Some of these decisions have gone against our rights and some for them. The fourth amendment basically says that cops need probable cause or a warrant to search our homes and cars. I t also says that cops cannot use unreasonable search and seizure....
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- Spring '08