Bill of Rights


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Bill of Rights

A generic term referring to a (usually concise) list of rights that citizens of a state possess. For example, a bill of rights may include the freedom to practice religion and the freedom to vote for the candidate of one's choice. There are two types of bill of rights. An entrenched bill of rights may not be amended without a complicated process, such as a popular referendum. An unentrenched bill of rights, on the other hand, may be amended or changed by normal legislative procedure. See also: Constitution.
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(58) As my forthcoming book explains, until the 1870s there were almost as many uses of "Bill of Rights" to refer to the Declaration of Independence as there were for the first set of amendments, thus there was simply no agreement on this vernacular.
Gove declined to offer a firm date for the launch of the official consultation on the government's British Bill of Rights, but confirmed it would be soon.
The shortcomings of the 1960 Canadian Bill of Rights paved the way for the 1982 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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* Accountability: Consumers have a right to have personal data handled by companies with appropriate measures in place to assure they adhere to the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.
Though he kept his word to the anti-Federalists, Madison actually thought that the amendments were "unnecessary and dangerous." Unnecessary, he said, because the Constitution had not granted the government the powers that the Bill of Rights would guard against.
But because the district is a federal enclave, the ruling left for another day the question of whether, like other parts of the Bill of Rights, the Second Amendment applies to the states.
As originally proposed and applied, the Bill of Rights was an expression of universal, natural rights, but was considered directly enforceable only on the federal government except that it was a statement of principles to which all of the states in the union agreed, Over the years there has been wrangling between states and the federal government regarding recognition of these rights, particularly in the years surrounding the Civil War as debates raged over the definition of a citizen and the rights such citizens enjoyed.
Last August the committee published a substantial report on the issue of a Bill of Rights, and reflecting on the Government's response it called for a Green Paper to be published "without further delay".
CASA de Maryland, a statewide immigrant advocacy organization, announced in July that the county adopted a Household Workers' Bill of Rights to protect the rights of domestic workers, who are so often exploited behind closed doors.
How much does the Bill of Rights really mean to the United States?
TO UNDERSTAND THE RIGHT TO ARMS (Second Amendment) one must have some background on the whole Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights is a set of 10 articles amending the original Constitution.