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16 Cards in this Set

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What is the Bill of Rights?
The 1st 10 amendments to the constitution.
Distinguish between civil rights and civil liberties?
Civil Rights- rights given to you by the government

Civil Liberties- rights protecting you from the government
Due Process Clause means what?
No state can deny to any person any right that is " basic or essential to the American concept of ordered liberty"
process of incorporation says what?
the process of incorporating or including, most of the guarantees in teh Bill of Rights into the 14th amendments Due Process Clause
Establishment Clause
Seperates Church and State
of or relating to the church

i.e. a parochial school
Free Exercise Clause
2nd part of the constitutional guarantee of religious freedom which guarantees to each person teh right to believe whatever he or she chooses to believe in matters of religion
False and malicious use of printed words
false and malicious use of speech
prior restraint
government cannot curb ideas before they are expressed
shield law
law which gives reporters some against having to disclose their sources or reveal other confidential information in legal proceedings.
symbolic speech
expression by conduct; communicating ideas through facial expressions, body language, or by carrying a sign or wearing an arm band
patrolling of a business site by workers who are on strike.
to gather with one another in order to express views on public matters
content neutral
government may not regulate assemblies on the basis on what might be said
how does federalism affect the guarantees of individual rights
you are doing things only federally for the nation not doing things for the individual states... incorporation of Due Process Clause of 14th amendment