PSCI 1101 week 5 notes- Intro to american politics
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Intro to American politics week 5 notes PSCI 1101 2/9- Civil liberties and civil rights Civil liberties: freedoms guaranteed to individuals government can’t take these away. Things like the freedom of speech Civil right: privileges the government must guarantee, or political rights. The right to vote is one of these. “state actors” • The courts will not intervene if a shopping mall expels individuals involved in a political protest • if you are fired by your employer for political speech posted on you Facebook account, it is not a violation of your free speech rights under the constitution Freedom of Religion Two key clauses in Amendment 1 • Establishment clause: “congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion” • Free exercise clause: Congress can’t pass a law that makes it harder to practice a religion “or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” • Sometimes these appear to conflict. Good news club v milford central school • Milford central school allows people to use its facilities after school • Townsfolk sought approval to use the school facilities for a private christian organization. They wanted it for religious purposes • Decision: denying the good news club school access would restrict free speech and exercise, • Sante fe independent school district v doe. A school football team wanted to say a prayer over the PA system • it was decided this infringes on the right for freedom of religion affordable care act(Obama care) Requires employers to provide health insurance covering all contraception approved by FDA Permissible limits on free speech 1. fighting words (immediate threat to public safety) A student wore a shirt saying F the draft was arrested but it was decided it’s ok Distributing leaflets encouraging refusal to serve in the military was decided to not be ok due to it endangering the public 2. libel/slander (speaking/ writing harmful false statements) 3. Commercial speech (can be listed for public good) No cigarette ads on TV no false advertising 4. Obscenity FCC regulates TV content and timing Rights of the accused Miranda decision (1966) the rights the cops read to you when you are being arrested. Mapp v Ohio • police enter Mapp’s house with out warrant • looking for bombing suspect • find obscene material • can it be used in court
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