The American Democracy, 10th Edition (Patterson)

Chapter 4: Civil Liberties: Protecting Individual Rights

Chapter Outline

  1. The Constitution: The Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment
    1. Selective Incorporation of Free Expression Rights
    2. Selective Incorporation of Fair Trial Rights
  2. Freedom of Expression
    1. The Early Period: The Uncertain Status of the Right of Free Expression
    2. The Modern Period: Protecting Free Expression
      1. Free Speech
      2. Free Assembly
      3. Press Freedom and Prior Restraint
      4. Libel and Slander
      5. Obscenity
  3. Freedom of Religion
    1. The Establishment Clause
    2. The Free-Exercise Clause
  4. The Right to Bear Arms
  5. The Right of Privacy
    1. Abortion
    2. Sexual Relations among Consenting Adults
  6. Rights of Persons Accused of Crimes
    1. Suspicion Phase: Unreasonable Search and Seizure
    2. Arrest Phase: Protection against Self-Incrimination
    3. Trial Phase: The Right to a Fair Trial
      1. Legal Counsel and Impartial Jury
      2. The Exclusionary Rule
    4. Sentencing Phase: Cruel and Unusual Punishment
    5. Appeal: One Chance, Usually
    6. Crime, Punishment, and Police Practices
  7. Rights and the War on Terrorism
    1. Detention of Enemy Combatants
    2. Surveillance of Suspected Terrorists
  8. The Courts and a Free Society
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