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Civil Liberties

Definition - What does Civil Liberties mean?

Civil liberties refers to freedom or rights given to general people by the common law. The First Amendment or any other legislation that allows the people freedom of speech, worship, assembly, think, organize, the ability to file a petition without any interference from the Government or any private body, and other rights are a form of civil liberties.

Justipedia explains Civil Liberties

Civil rights form the broader concept of civil liberties. This includes positive rights such as the right to participate in government, right to public property, and access to facilities like healthcare and education among other rights and liberties.

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