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Chapter 3: Civil Liberties

Habeas Corpus A protection against illegal imprisonment
Hamden vs. Rumsfeld Guantanamo allegations. Concluded that detainees were to receive certain protections. Including a trial
Civil Liberties Restraints on government, protects people from the abuses of power by government. Bill of rights, due process clause, 14th amendment. Individual freedoms
Civil Rights Protect from discrimination. "equal protections clause" 14th amendment
Establishment clause Prevents the government from establishing a national religion
Free exercise clause Protects people from government restrictions on religious practices.
Libel Written untruth
Slander verbal untruth
Exclusionary Rule If evidence is gathered through and illegally obtained warrant it may be thrown out
Gideon vs. Weinwright If a person lacks the financial ability to provide legal representation the government much provide one for them.
Barron vs. Baltimore Barron was not protected under the fifth amendment because it was the state government and not the national government that took his property. Therefore he is not protected under the bill of rights.
Emerson vs. Board of Education concerning state financing of public schools. "A state can not set up a church"
Griswold vs Connecticut Challenged a connecticut law that banned the use of contriceptives
Roe vs Wade extended the rights to a women to have an abortion under the due process clause of the 14th amendment
Planned Parenthood vs casey clarified the restrictions that states may impose on an abortion. Invaliding the laws that impose too much "undue burden"
Bowers vs. Hardwick Challenged georgia's law against sodomy but the court rules that the right to privacy did not extend to homosexuals. States in the south continued to prohibit homosexual sodomy.
Lawrence vs Texas invlaidated same sex sodomy but did not legalize same sex marriage
Bill of Right Communicates what the government can't do
1st Amendment Freedom of religion, speech, press- establishment clause and free exercise clause
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