Similarities Between Civil Liberty And Civil Rights

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• Civil liberty are citizen’s freedom to exercise customary rights such as freedom of speech without government interference. • In U.S. this right are guaranteed by the laws of the country commonly known as the Bill of Rights. • For instance the government in U.S cannot interfere in an individuals freedom of worship or freedom of speech. • Civil liberties are rooted in the Bills of Rights which limits the power of the government. • Civil liberty are established for the good of the community. • Civil liberty ensures that citizens exercise customary rights without government interference. This are rights guaranteed by the laws of a state. • Civil rights on the other hand are citizens rights to political and social problem. • Civil rights in…show more content…
• Civil rights are rights to personal liberty that considers rights to legal, social and economic equality. Civil rights are upheld by law . Civil rights ensures that one receive equal treatment in education, workplace, housing among others. • In 1962, the case between Engle V. Vitale the Court ruled that the recitation in public classrooms of a nondenominational prayer was unconstitutional and a violation of the establishment clause. • The other case was in 1969 between United States v. Miller where the Supreme Court addressed the constitutionality of the Second Amendment; ruled that the amendment was only intended to protect a citizen 's right to own ordinary militia weapons. • The second case was in 1932, between In Powell v. Alabama, the Supreme Court overturned the convictions of the “Scottsboro boys,” and set a precedent that the right to counsel is required for death penalty cases under the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process clause, whether in federal or state courts • The supreme court held a case in June, 2016 between Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt on civil liberties two Texas abortion…show more content…
Hermen was elected as the president of civil liberties union in October 2008. • Hermen has discussed constitutional laws on social media, she also participated on supreme court litigation. • Bayard Rustin is a civil right leader who organized the Southern Christian Conference. • He recognized unsung heroes particularly Martin Luther king Jr. • The previous supreme court cases have always been associated with the protection of minority group such as African American and women. • For instance the Supreme court ruled that African American should be given equal rights to vote, the court also prohibited racial segregation of public schools. • The court has also protected women by ensuring they receive equal treatment at the place of employment. • In 1973 the court also ruled that women had a right to abortion and that it was constitutional. • From previous cases the supreme court has ruled in favor to protect the minority. The minority in most cases may refer to women, people with disabilities and African Americans. The court ruled against African American discrimination and segregation. The court has also ruled against women discrimination especially in their
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