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  • Additional Constitutional Protections: Voting, Privacy, Bearing Arms

    This document provides a brief overview of certain additional rights under the US Constitution, answering the following questions: What constitutional rights are there besides those in the First Amendment? Is there a right to bear arms? Is there a right to privacy? Is there a right to vote? What do some of the amendments in the Bill of Rights say? The document is excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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    Carl Vinson Institute
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  • Fair Treatment by the Government: Equal Protection

    In the United States people have the right to be treated in a fair and equal way by the government. This protection is contained in the "Equal Protection" clauses of the U.S. Constitution. This document tells you more about your rights to be treated fairly and equally. The document is excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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    Carl Vinson Institute
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    Spanish / Español
  • Freedom of Assembly, Association and Rights to Petition the Government

    This document discusses rights of association and assembly and the right to petition the government under the US Constution. The document is excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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    Carl Vinson Institute
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    Spanish / Español
  • Freedom of Religion and the Establishment Clause of the Constitution

    This document discusses the rights to freedom of religion and the establishment clause of the US Constution, excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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    Carl Vinson Institute
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    Spanish / Español
  • Freedom of Speech

    This document discusses basic free speech rights under the US Constution and the Georgia Constitution, answering the following questions: What does the First Amendment say? What is speech? What are the two principles that justify placing limits on free speech? Do all kinds of speech have the same protection? The document is excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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    Carl Vinson Institute
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    Spanish / Español
  • Freedom of the Press

    This document discusses basic free press rights under the US Constution and answers the following questions: What is freedom of the press? What does the right to access mean? Do reporters always have to reveal their sources to the government? What is a "gag order"? Can judges require the press to stop publicizing a case before it goes underway? How does prior restraint affect school newspapers? The document is excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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    Spanish / Español
  • The Right to Bear Arms

    This document explains the law relating to the Second Amendment of the Constitution relating to the "right to bear arms." The document also contains additional links to other web sites which contain related information. Read More

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    American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia
  • What are Constitutional Rights?

    This document answers the following questions: What are constitutional rights? How do constitutional rights differ from other legal rights?From whom do constitutional rights protect you? The document is excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

    By:
    Carl Vinson Institute
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    Spanish / Español