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.
Was it not for the enjoyment of our civil rights? Was it not for liberty to worship God according to our conscience?"
I do not deny that Anytus may, perhaps, kill him, or drive him into exile, or deprive him of civil rights; and he may imagine, and others may imagine, that he is inflicting a great injury upon him: but there I do not agree.
(9) In the second section, I contrast the Lochnerian constitutional right to contract with the civil right to contract.
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.
Brooks, chairman of the Arlington Heights-based Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations, is among six Chicago-area civil rights leaders to become part of a new "Voices of the Civil Rights Movement" platform at the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago.
Warren: The Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties comes from a legal historian who considers the battles between a sitting President and a Chief Justice which influenced key years of the modern civil rights movement, and is a powerful political and social survey that should be in any American history or civil rights holding.
Summary: Mississippi [United States], December 10 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump paid tributes to civil rights heroes and local officials at a civil rights museum in Mississippi on Saturday despite recent criticisms and boycotts from some leaders in the movement.
The Department's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published its Fiscal Year 2015 annual report, detailing efforts during the past year to protect students' civil rights and increase educational equity nationwide.
Los Angeles, CA, April 11, 2016 --(PR.com)-- The Humane Party, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, has established April 9 as Civil Rights Day.

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