civil right


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Noun1.civil right - right or rights belonging to a person by reason of citizenship including especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendments and subsequent acts of Congress including the right to legal and social and economic equalitycivil right - right or rights belonging to a person by reason of citizenship including especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendments and subsequent acts of Congress including the right to legal and social and economic equality
human right - (law) any basic right or freedom to which all human beings are entitled and in whose exercise a government may not interfere (including rights to life and liberty as well as freedom of thought and expression and equality before the law)
civil liberty - fundamental individual right protected by law and expressed as immunity from unwarranted governmental interference
habeas corpus - the civil right to obtain a writ of habeas corpus as protection against illegal imprisonment
freedom of religion - a civil right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution
freedom of speech - a civil right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution
freedom of the press - a right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution
freedom of assembly - the right to peaceably assemble and to petition the government for redress of grievances; guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution
freedom to bear arms - a right guaranteed by the 2nd amendment to the US Constitution
freedom from search and seizure - a right guaranteed by the 4th amendment to the US Constitution
right to due process - a right guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution; reaffirmed by the Fourteenth Amendment
freedom from self-incrimination, privilege against self incrimination - the civil right (guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution) to refuse to answer questions or otherwise give testimony against yourself
freedom from double jeopardy - a civil right guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution
right to speedy and public trial by jury - a civil right guaranteed by the 6th amendment to the US Constitution
right to an attorney - a civil right guaranteed by the 6th amendment to the US Constitution
right to confront accusors - a right guaranteed by the 6th amendment to the US Constitution
freedom from cruel and unusual punishment - a right guaranteed by the 8th amendment to the US Constitution
freedom from involuntary servitude - a civil right guaranteed by the 13th amendment to the US Constitution
equal protection of the laws - a right guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution and by the due-process clause of the Fifth Amendment
freedom from discrimination - immunity from discrimination on the basis of race or sex or nationality or religion or age; guaranteed by federal laws of the United States
equal opportunity - the right to equivalent opportunities for employment regardless of race or color or sex or national origin
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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From our Revolution to the Civil War, to the Great Depression, to the Civil Rights movement, our people have always mustered the determination to construct from these crises the pillars of our history.
In a free government the security for civil rights must be the same as that for religious rights.
This gracefully writen study covers all aspects of the civil right movement while shedding valuable lights on the racist mentality that prevailed during the period.
Also covered will be the Leadership Conference's upcoming report, "Realize the Dream: Quality Education is a Civil Right," a compilation of working reforms and policy recommendations to be released on September 13th
The report, Realize the Dream: Quality Education Is a Civil Right, explains how well-run education programs can inform policies and how wise policies can encourage effective education reforms.
Marriage is not a civil right, and the struggle of gay and lesbian people cannot be compared to the struggle of blacks.
Commission on Civil Rights announced today the appointment of 16 members to the Maryland State Advisory Committee.
The civil rights struggle of the late 20th century is just one topic in the vast multicultural history of our nation and the world.
They confront a Bush administration that the overwhelming majority of blacks regard as an inherent enemy of civil rights, and which failed to protect poor black Americans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Every time a person still in the process of learning English is mistreated in a hospital or cannot access public services because of language barriers, it chips away at hard-won civil rights protections.
These rumblings sent shivers of apprehension through civil rights backers, including those who worked to ensure passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.
For African American laborers, faith in white unions alternated with distrust: Faith infused the Civil Rights Movement while Black Power was ingrained with distrust.