20 A change of venue is the moving of the location of a trial usually to assure

20 a change of venue is the moving of the location of

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20. A change of venue is the moving of the location of a trial – usually to assure that the trial can be conducted in a fair
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fashion. 21.President Lyndon Baines Johnson pushed the Congress to legislate that which became the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 1965 Voting Rights Act, and the 1968 Civil Rights Act, all major components of the Great Society, the most liberal program since Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal policies of the 19340s. 22. Justices have used the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to prevent discrimination by state and federal governments. Study Hints – FORTUNE-PACKET QUIZ Civil Liberties 1. Civil liberties are Americans protection against an oppressive and intrusive national government. 2. A person treating the American flag contemptuously, even burning the flag is protected by right to exercise free speech – known as symbolic speech. 3. A basic difference between the Bill of Rights and the Constitution proper is that the Bill of Rights covers what the federal government cannot do. 4. The Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution at the insistence of the Antifederalists . 5. Conflicts in civil liberties often arise because the Bill of Rights lists several competing rights. 6. The Alien Sedition Act of 1798, loss of habeas corpus, freedom of speech and of the press during Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, internment of thousands of Japanese-Americans during World War II and the Patriot Act of the early twenty-first century illustrates how a crisis can lead to restricting the liberties of Americans. 8. The Fourteenth Amendment protects us from oppressive and intrusive state governments. 9. The right of free expression (speech), though not absolute, enjoys a higher status than the other rights granted by the Constitution. This is known as the doctrine of “ preferred position” . 10. Slander refers to oral statements. Libel refers to written statements. 13. In general, you may make false and defamatory statements about public officials as long as you lack actual malice . 14. Symbolic speech is usually defined as being an act that conveys a political message. 15. One form of symbolic speech permitted by the U.S. Supreme Court is burning of the American flag , but not the burning of draft cards. 17. The two clauses of the First Amendment that deal with religion are concerned with free exercise and establishment . 18. The historical source for the “wall of separation” between religion and the state is neither the Bill of Rights nor the Constitution ; instead, it is the writings of Thomas Jefferson. 19. The landmark case on illegally obtained evidence was Mapp v. Ohio . 20. The landmark case on involuntary confession was that of Miranda v. Arizona . 21. Civil liberties declare what the government cannot do to citizens. 22. Civil rights declare what the government must do for citizens to insure they receive their liberties.
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