First, watch this video before starting your research: http://www.pbs.org/video/crash-course-government-23/
Then, research and consider each of the following for your paper:
What is the difference between civil right and civil liberties?
How have the courts ruled on them throughout history?
Does the Terry Stop violate a person’s rights? Explain. Do we have any inherent (Constitutional) privacy rights that would protect us from these type of issues? How has the Supreme Court decided on the following, with regards to our rights?
Read the article in the attached link regarding Stop and Frisk https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/terry_stop_stop_and_frisk
GPS Surveillance on a suspect’s vehicle without their knowledge. Is a search warrant required? Explain.
Using drug-sniffing dogs in the front yard around someone’s home. Is a search warrant required? Explain.
DUI checkpoints. Is a search warrant required? Explain.
Does profiling take place? Based on your research, how do you think profiling may impact law enforcement decisions? Are there any potentialities of violating our civil liberties or civil rights with regards to this profiling? What has the Supreme Court decided in cases that have been brought before them on this issue?
What are your final thoughts with regards to civil rights and civil liberties? Do you feel they are in-tact or starting to dismantle? Explain.