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        Rights

        What is a right, and where does it come from? A right is a power or privilege that is recognized by tradition or law. Natural or human rights are inherent to human nature; they are not given by government, but neither does government always protect them. Legal rights are those recognized by government, but they can often be taken away as easily as they are given. Throughout U.S. history, many Americans have sought to protect natural rights with law. Indeed, rights form the core of the American experience.

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        Claiming Rights

        Yale Professor Akhil Amar talks about rights. Have we gone too far in claiming rights not enumerated in the Constitution? Or have we simply been following in the spirit of the document?

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        Freedom of Speech

        UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh explains why the freedom of speech doesn't mean "the freedom to say whatever you want, wherever you want." He also touches upon why it's so important for a democracy to have freedom of speech and of the press.

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        The First Amendment

        New York Times Editor Bill Keller explains why he loves the first amendment — and why he believes it's a gift, not only to writers, but to readers as well.

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        Freedom of Religion

        University of Notre Dame Professor Rick Garnett talks about separation of church and state — and why he believes the founders intended that phrase to mean "freedom to practice your religion openly" rather than "freedom from religion in the public sphere."

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        The Right to Privacy

        Private Investigator Efrat Cohen explains why there really isn't any privacy anymore — and what the government is legally allowed to do with information you publish online.

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