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Category: Constitutional Law

What Is Domestic Tranquility?

When most people think of the U.S. Constitution, they think of things like the right to free speech or the right to bear arms. But in its first sentence, the Constitution sets

What Is the Fourth Amendment?

In the United States of America, everyone has the right not to have their goods or personal materials searched or seized without probable cause. Did you know that this is a violation

The 14th Amendment Explained

The 14th amendment is a constitutional amendment that defines citizenship, equal protection and due process for all people in the United States. These rights are given to anyone who lives on American

The Exclusionary Rule

The United States Constitution was drafted to protect some of the very freedoms that we enjoy today. In this article, we will take a look at one of the legal rules based

Is Slander Protected by the First Amendment?

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects freedom of speech and is, as such, considered one of the most important protections that exist in a democratic society. Without free speech protections,

Three Features of a Kangaroo Court

Court proceedings that lack the due process protections people associate with courts of law have earned the name “kangaroo court.” The term has been in use since at least the 19th century,

Qualifications To Become A Supreme Court Justice

While the Constitution stipulates qualifications for being President of the United States, it is silent as to qualifications for Supreme Court justices. Nonetheless, several preferred qualifications to become a Supreme Court Justice

Is Flag Burning Illegal?

Currently, flag burning is not illegal in the United States.  The Supreme Court of the United States in its decision from 1969 has ruled that the burning of the flag is protected

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