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Sherbert v Verner (1963)

can’t be fired because of your religious belief

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Engel v Vitale (1962)

ended prayer in school

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Mapp v Ohio (1961)

exclusion rule. police can't use something they're not looking for and use it against you.

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Griswold v Connecticut (1965)

About privacy

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Gideon v Wainwright (1963)

you have to have a lawyer in a trial

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Handi v Rumsfield (2006)

Detainees who are U.S. citizens must have the rights of due process, and the ability to challenge their enemy combatant status before an impartial authority

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Brown v Board of Education

separate but equal does not work and forced integration of schools

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Plessy v Ferguson (1896)

enforced “separated but equal”

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Federal fiscal year

Oct 1st every year

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Four steps in policy-making process

agenda setting, policy adoption, policy implementation, and policy evaluation

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Section 215 USA Patriot Act

allows homeland security to go through phone & email records without court orders

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RFRA

religious freedom restoration act “to protect the free exercise of religion”. Can't be fired for your religious beliefs

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Smith Act

set criminal penalties for advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government

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Rosa Parks

civil rights activist didn’t want to give up her seat on the bus to a white person

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Social Security system worker ration

9:1 ratio of workers for every retired

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BEA

budget enforcement act

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CBO

congressional budget office, is a federal agency within the legislative branch of the US government that provides budget and economic information to Congress

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Department of Treasury

responsible for collecting taxes and paying the federal government's bills

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Federal Reserve system

central banking system of the US created on December 23, 1913 largely in response to a series of financial panics particularly the panic in 1907

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Bill of Attainder

an act of a legislature declaring a person or group of person guilty of some crime and punishing them without privilege of a judicial trial

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Ex post facto law

“after the facts” a law that retroactively changes the legal consequences of actions that were committed or relationships that existed before the enactment of the law

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1st amendment

freedom of speech, press, belief, and assembly

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13th amendment

abolish slavery

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14th amendment

full citizen rights and right to due process

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15th amendment

can’t keep someone from voting due to their race