Civil Rights

Voter Intimidation

November 13, 2014

The right to vote is a “civil right” that is protected by the United States Constitution and various federal laws. Also known as “civil liberties,” civil rights are those fundamental freedoms or privileges that are given to people by virtue of their citizenship. The landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 prohibits voting discrimination against all […]

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The Use of Drug Detection Dogs

November 13, 2014

The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides, in part, that citizens have the right to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures. Courts have interpreted the Fourth Amendment to mean that law enforcement officials usually cannot search a person or premises without probable cause. Police officers […]

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Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

November 13, 2014

Enacted in 1975 and reauthorized twice since its passage, the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) guarantees students with disabilities a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment possible. Following the passage of the IDEA, as well as other federal laws such as the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, students with disabilities […]

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Coverage of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

November 13, 2014

What is the purpose of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973? The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was enacted to allow full participation in society by individuals with disabilities. The Rehabilitation Act is a federal law that protects qualified individuals with handicaps from discrimination, based solely on their disability, in any federally funded service, program, or activity, […]

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Children’s Internet Protection Act

November 13, 2014

What is the freedom of speech? To what extent is speech protected? The freedom of speech is one of the fundamental freedoms or “civil rights” guaranteed to citizens by the United States Constitution. It is one of the freedoms of expression. The “inalienable right” to free speech is quite extensive. It includes those statements or […]

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