Constitutional Rights and Principles of the Constitution


Constitutional Rights

  • Basic Constitutional rights can be violated by the executive, Trump Muslim travel ban in 2016 
  • However other branches hold it up, Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional in 2017 
  • During times of crisis constitutional freedoms can be infringed, Bush's anti terror laws violating privacy freedoms and judicial rights (creating of Guantanimo Bay)
  • However rights are usually fairly consistently held up, Obama restricting operations of Guantanimo during his presidency 
  • State Power, a constitutional right could be seen as being infringed by Healthcare Reforms (affordable care act in 2010) 
  • However states do still have considerable power, Florida keeping death penalty despite it being outlawed in most states
  • Could be argued that gun rights, part of the constitution, were effected by


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