We the People: An Introduction to American Politics (Ninth Essentials Edition)
Benjamin Ginsberg, Robert J. Spitzer
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States was founded on the ideals of liberty, equality, and democracy, its history of civil rights reveals a gap between these principles and actual practice. This history also demonstrates how the struggle to attain those ideals has helped narrow this gap. More recently, the ongoing struggle for political and social equality also shows how liberty and equality are not mutually supportive. In fact, these principles are often in conflict with each other. This chapter’s concluding discussion of
criterion of discrimination in law. Second, the national government from then on had 164 CHAPTER 5 CIVIL RIGHTS the power (and eventually the obligation) to intervene with strict regulatory policies against the discriminatory actions of state or local governments, school boards, employers, and many others in the private sector. Civil Rights after Brown v. Board of Education Brown v. Board of Education withdrew all constitutional authority to use race as a criterion of exclusion, and it
Amendment simply meant that the government was prohibited from declaring one religion to be the nation’s ofﬁcial faith. They did not intend to prohibit nondenominational school prayer. Of course, much of the Supreme Court’s power is itself based on constitutional interpretation rather than on the text of the document. The Supreme Court claims the power of judicial review—the power to render the ﬁnal decision when there is a conﬂict of interpretations of the Constitution or federal law among the
antipornography ﬁlters on all library computers with Internet access. Though the act made cooperation a condition for receiving federal subsidies, it did permit librarians to unblock a site at the request of an adult patron. The law was challenged, but in 2003 the Court upheld it, asserting that its provisions did not violate library patrons’ First Amendment rights.57 In 2003, Congress enacted the PROTECT Act, which outlawed efforts to sell child pornography via the Internet. The Supreme Court
proper legal process, and they are eager to ﬁnd ways to restore America’s reputation as a bastion of liberty. At the same time, of course, no president wishes to see dangerous foes of the United States do harm to Americans. The dilemma of liberty versus security is rarely easy to resolve. CIVIL LIBERTIES get involved/go online Freedom of Speech, the Right to Privacy, and Digital Media Inform Yourself Know your rights and protect your information online. Visit the Electronic Frontier www.