Learning Objectives

After reading and studying this chapter, you should be able to

➤ Cite the constitutional guarantees protected by the Bill of Rights

➤ Identify the circumstances when the criminal law may infringe upon individual rights

➤ Define symbolic speech and provide examples of constitutionally protected symbolic speech

➤ State the test for obscenity

➤ Provide the definition of fighting words

➤ Explain freedom of assembly

➤ Discuss the right to free exercise of religion

➤ Summarize the right to bear arms

➤ Explain the prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment

➤ Differentiate between the due process clause and the equal protection clause

➤ Know the constitutional sources for the right to privacy