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Civil liberties
freedom from government intrusion in individual’s lives based on first 10 amendments (Bill of Rights)
Civil rights
require government protection of citizen’s rights, based on 7 amendments: 13, 14, 15, 19, 23, 23, 26
Speech or debate” clause in Article I Section 6
Immunity from civil suit if done in course of civil duties
Basis of U.S. common law
Precedent, Stare decisis (means essentially the same thing)
4 sources of law in U.S. –
Constitution, Statutes, Treaties, Case Law
2 major systems of law used in world today, based on historical rights
Code law (written, statutory) and Common law (known, entrusted)