civil liberty

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Synonyms for civil liberty

one's freedom to exercise one's rights as guaranteed under the laws of the country

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fundamental individual right protected by law and expressed as immunity from unwarranted governmental interference

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In January 2002, four months after the 9/11 attacks and with concerns about terrorism still high, 47% of Americans said the government should take all necessary steps to prevent terrorism, even those that violated individual civil liberties, while 49% said anti-terror efforts should stop short of violating civil liberties.
In Walker's opinion, Woodrow Wilson was "among the worst of all modern presidents" on civil liberties (p.
Today in Civil Liberties contains the all the major civil liberties history events, and some fascinating lesser known ones as well:
Marked by intensified repression in Eurasia and the Middle East, the state of freedom declined for the eighth consecutive year in 2013, according to Freedom in the World 2014, Freedom House's flagship annual report on global political rights and civil liberties.
The vote by the civil liberties committee on Monday evening sets out the Parliament's mandate for negotiations with member states on the overhaul of the EU data protection legislation to give people more control over their personal data.
In large part this is an administrative history, paying due deference to the legion of individuals who have played a prominent part in the Australian Council of Civil Liberties (ACCL).
Civil liberties are in grave danger and we need to initiate action now.
The closest any Republican came to winning a civil liberties victory was when Pennsylvania Sen.
Like the League of the 1950s which undertook the Freedom Agenda, today's League must be vigilant of our civil liberties.
Similarly, I think future historians will see the erosion of civil liberties of the last few years as a reprehensible detour from the tradition of civil liberties in America.
So Radin called the American Civil Liberties Union, and we took action on his behalf.
Maybe conservatives will never wake up to the problem, but that is no reason why liberals can't work for a smarter, more effective FBI and CIA as zealously as they seek to protect our civil liberties from abuse by them.
Third, European publications that showed solidarity with the principle of a free press by reprinting the offending cartoons continue to be part of a hypocritical environment where other press freedoms and civil liberties are compromised.
It is no secret that American civil liberties have always suffered during time of war or great national stress.
Sunderland North's Bill Etherington yesterday launched a stinging attack on the Prime Minister's controversial anti-terror legislation, warning ministers it amounted to little more than internment, marking another erosion of civil liberties.