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individual rights

noun authority, authorization, basic rights, civil rights, constitutional rights, fundamental rights, inalienable rights, just claims, justification, legal power, power, privilege, right, sanction, vested interest
Associated concepts: freedom, individualism, Libertarianism
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In addition, she calls for a decisive departure from the determinist understanding of rights (both group rights and individual rights) and seeks to build dialogue into the notion and regime of minority rights by formulating and defending three separate but related rights to dialogue: the groupAEs collective right to external dialogue, individual membersAE individual right to external dialogue, and individual membersAE rights to internal dialogue.
Stevens claims those words are necessary in order to restore the Founding Fathers' original intent to firearms ownership, and to correct a series of Supreme Court rulings that misread and misinterpreted history and the law to produce an individual right to gun ownership that does not exist.
In particular, he asks how the German theologian understood the concept of an individual right and its immediate implication.
Heller, which recognized an individual right to gun ownership in the Second Amendment, and McDonald v.
HOT ON THE HEELS OF THE FEDERAL Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the right to bear arms is a fundamental individual right (see August/September issue, page 11), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the virtual ban on handguns in Chicago and Oak Park, Illinois.
For almost as long, he had held the Second Amendment addressed a "collective" right, not an individual right, therefore arms could be restricted to government possession and use.
Constitution protects the individual right of law-abiding Americans to "keep and bear arms.
Until recently, the scope of an individual right to keep and bear arms was not an issue.
This was the second time in recent history that a federal circuit court upheld the longstanding belief that the Second Amendment was an individual right.
1999) (Article 36 of the Vienna Convention confers an individual right and, therefore, a detained individual has standing to challenge a violation.
The Founding Fathers designed the right to keep and bear arms as an individual right for law-abiding Americans," says Autumn Fogg, an NRA spokesperson.
According to Ashcroft, the amendment protects a robust individual right to bear arms for every American, and not merely a collective right limited to militia service, as federal courts have ruled.

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