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Civil Rights
The terms used for those positive acts of government that seek to make constitutional guarantees
Civil Liberties
the guarantee of safety of persons, opinions, and property from arbitrary acts of government. Incl fredom of speech and religion
Guarantee of Association
guarantees freedom of assembly and petition. The right to associate with others to promote for political, social and enconomic reasons
Treason
Beatrayal of one country, constitution
Slander
False and Malicious use of words
Free Exercise Clause
The part of the constitution that gaurantee religious freedom
Libel
False and malicious use of written words
Symbolic speech
Expression of conduct, communicating ideas throught facial expression, body language
Alien
A person who is not a citizen
Bill of Rights
The first ten amendments to the constitution
Picketing
Walking a business sight where workers are on strike
Due process Clause
Part of the 14th amendment that gaurantees no state deny basic rights to it's people
Establishment Clause
Separates church and state
Sedition
The crime of attempting to overthrow the government
Sheild laws
A law which gives reporters some protection of having to give up their source, or confidential information
Content Neutral
A government may not regulate assemblies based on what might be said
Assemble
To gather with another to discuss views on a public matter
Seditious Speech
To advocate to attempt to overthow the government
Prior restraint
The government cannot curb and idea before they are expressed
Parochial
Church related; as in a parochial school