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18 Cards in this Set

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Bill of Rights
The first ten amendments of the Constitution
Civil Liberties
gaurantees of the safety of persons, opinions, and property from government (freedom of religion, press, speech, and fair trial)
Civil Rights
positive acts of gov. that make constitutional gaurantees a reality for all people (prohibits discrimination of race, sex, religion, etc.)
Due Process Clause
Part of 14th Amendment that gaurantees no state deny basic rights to its people
Process of Incorporation
process of including most gaurantees in the Bill of Rights into the 14th Admendment's Due Process Clause
Establishment Clause
Seperates church and state
Church related
Free Exercise Clause
Second part of the constitutional guarantee of religious freedom
False and malicious use of printed words
False and malicious use of spoken words
Seditious Speech
Urging of an attempt to overthrow the gov. by force, or to disrupt its lawful activities with violence
Prior Restraint
The gov. cannot curb ideas before they are expressed
Shield Law
Gives reporters some protection against having to disclose thier sources or reveal other confidential information in legal proceedings
Symbolic Speech
Communicating ideas through facial expressions, body language, or carrying a sign
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
The gov. may not regulate assemblies on the basis on what might be said
guarantee of association (right of association)
right to associate with others to promote political, economic, and other causes