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Founding Principles: American Governance in Theory and Action (Chapter 13--Civil Liberties)

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In this episode, Dr. Andrew Rudalevige explains how civil liberties are protected under the Bill of Rights. Through a study of foundational documents like the Constitution and key Supreme Court cases like Barron v. Baltimore, New York Times v. The United States, and Roe v. Wade, students learn about the ongoing debate about the scope and reach of the Bill of Rights. This episode covers issues like state’s rights, the complexity of freedom of speech, due process of law, clear and probable danger, and libel. Part of the "Founding Principles: American Governance in Theory and Action" series.

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