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Civil liberties

Freedom from government abuses

Due Process Clause

No state shall deprive any person from life, liberty and property without due process

Selective Incorporation

The supreme court selected amendments to be applied to the states gradually

Double Jeopardy

If you have been tried for a crime then you cannot be tried again

Miranda Rights

The police has to read you certain rights before anything you say can be used in court against you

Prior Restraint

-The ability of the government to tell publications what they can't publish



-Supreme Court has not allowed this


Establishment Clause

-Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion



-Part of the first admendment

Free exercise Clause

Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion

Clear and Present Danger test

The standard set by the Supreme Court forjudging when freedom of speech may lawfullybe limited.

Direct incitement test

Under the direct incitement test, the constitutional right of free speech is no longer protected if the speaker advocates to incite imminent lawless action that is likely to produce such action

Exclusionary Rule

A law that prohibits the use of illegally obtained evidence in a criminal trial.