BY: CAM BUTLER
Ex post facto law: a law which punishes people for a crime that was not a crime when it was committed. Congress cannot pass these laws.
Bill of attainder: an act of legislature declaring a person guilty of some crime and punishing them, often without a trial
EXPLANATION OF CLAUSES
Establishment: Clause in the 1st amendment that states that congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion
Free Exercise: Clause in the 1st amendment that states that congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
Protected types of free speech? Freedom of Religion, Freedom of assembly and petition Limits on obscenity? The supreme court has permitted government regulation for the sale and distribution of obscene material
Fighting words? a limitation of the freedom of speech as protected by the 1st amendment to the U.S. constitution.
Hate speech? Hate speech is speech that offends, threatens, or insults groups based on race, color, religion, sex, or other traits. Of course this should be limited, but without taking away from an individuals rights. There must be a balance.
DO WE HAVE A RIGHT TO PRIVACY?
SUPREME COURT RULINGS IN REGARDS TO PRIVACY
"THE FOUR STATES OF PRIVACY"
2. Intimacy? Right to choose a friend or partner
3. Anonymity? Free from identification and supervision
4. Reserve? Free to hold back information from others
HOW DO YOU ACQUIRE AND LOSE CITIZENSHIP IN THE U.S.?
Lose? A U.S. citizen by birth or naturalization can lose their citizenship by committing a statutory act, or predecessor statute, but only if the act is performed voluntarily and with the intention of relinquishing U.S. citizenship.