Section 3.2: Substantive Criminal Law
|Discuss the idea of the rule of law and explain its importance in the American legal system.
|Explain the constitutional prohibitions against Bills of Attainder and Ex Post Facto laws.
|Explain the limits that the First Amendment places on criminal law, citing doctrinal examples.
|Explain the limits that the Second Amendment places on criminal law, citing doctrinal examples.
|Describe the limits that the Eighth Amendment places on the criminal law, citing doctrinal examples.
|Describe the development of the right to privacy in constitutional law.
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- Bill of Attainder
- Clear and Present Danger Test
- Compelling State Interest
- Concealed Carry Law
- Criminal Procedure
- Cruel and Unusual Punishment
- Eighth Amendment
- Ex Post Facto Law
- Fair Notice
- Fighting Words
- First Amendment
- Freedom of Assembly
- Freedom of Expression
- Freedom of Religion
- Lawrence v. Texas (2003)
- Right to Privacy
- Roe v. Wade (1973)
- Schenck v. United States (1919)
- Second Amendment
- Void for Vagueness
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Last Updated: 04/21/2021