Constitutional Law; How It Affects Your Life

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Laws have been enacted to protect us from a variety of things such as faulty products, unsafe food handling and processing, avoidable dangers on highways, and the errors of improperly trained practitioners licensed to care for another’s life. There are also particular rules and laws that special interest groups are in favor of changing or modifying to suit a set of mutual beliefs, and common law is established by the myriad of actions brought before various judicial systems. In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court established that same-sex couples have a right to marry, while a group of individuals believe that specific law is a disregard of beliefs that are not based upon rights established by a legal system, but a religious conscientiousness that every individual has a right to choose – or not – without interference of the law. The legal system is governed by numerous areas of laws established to prevent people, organizations and the government from abusing or violating the rights of others.

Civil liberties are a critical component of constitutional law primarily governing the rights of citizens against the state. There are hot topics of discussion today involving some of the established liberties provided in the U.S. Bill of Rights. It was in 1972 that the Supreme Court made its initial ruling that same-sex couples could be denied the right to marry. Forty-three years later the Supreme Court struck down bans on same-sex marriages. Without judicial intervention and advocacy groups fighting for change, the United States would not be the country that it is. Unfortunately, there are other countries across the globe whose citizens do not enjoy the same liberties, and are told how to think and speak. The right to life gives each individual citizen the freedom to choose how the want to live, where they want to live, whether or not they will procreate, remain single or marry.

Constitutional law is a very broad area of practice. Constitutional lawyers may represent clients in a variety of cases covering real estate to criminal law. It is apparent that many events reported in the media, centering on questionable incidents of alleged abuse of police power, are considered civil rights violations. It is those incidents that have resulted in local jurisdictions requiring police powers to wear bodycams to record interactions with citizens. If you believe that your individual rights protected by the basic tenets of the Constitution have been violated, consult with an expert.

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