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Bill of Rights and Criminal Justice

 

“The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority.”

Article III, Section 2

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Active Indicators

Active Indicators Over Time

Current status of bill of rights and criminal justice indicators

weighted authoritarian value of active bill of rights and criminal justice indicators, over time

 

about this category

Thanks to the Bill of Rights and Criminal Justice System, our governing laws contain numerous provisions to ensure a fair and just society where equal treatment under the law is a requirement and the government respects those that live under its protection and jurisdiction.

There are 21 indicators for Bill of Rights and Criminal Justice System. Each indicator has a severity level on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being less severe and 5 being the most severe. We rate activity on each indicator along a scale of 1-10, with 1 being slightly active and 10 being fully active. Updates are made monthly.

The donut graph on the left shows how many indicators are currently active for Bill of Rights and Criminal Justice System. The bar graph on the right shows the “weighted authoritarian value” for Bill of Rights and Criminal Justice Systemat a given moment—that is, a value that reflects the active indicators multiplied by their severity ranking. You can see the status and severity of each indicator (along with relevant news articles) in the table below, as well as the 90-day trend: if the indicator has recently become active, there's a warning symbol, but if it has become inactive, there's a forward-pointing green arrow instead
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INDICATOR

ACTivity

SEVERITY (1-5)

90 DAY TREND


Second Amendment: Right to Bear Arms


Creation of "No Sell List" (similar to a “No Fly List”) based on religious or political factors such as ideology to restrict the sale of arms to specific individuals.

5

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Limitations imposed on ammunition purchases.

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4

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Restrictions imposed on who can own a gun, based on non-relevant discriminatory criteria such as race or religion.

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5

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Forced surrender of weapons, based on non-relevant criteria such as race or religion.

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5

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Third Amendment: Quartering of Soldiers


National Guard or other military service receives USG authorization to occupy homes (would require a constitutional amendment).

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5

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Fourth Amendment: Search and Arrest Warrants




Making search and seizure law application subject to non-relevant discriminatory criteria such as race or religion.

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5

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Fifth Amendment: Rights in Criminal Cases




Reducing budgeted funds or wholesale elimination of federal reviews of law enforcement use of force.

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4

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Congress passes laws that makes immigration a criminal offense.

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5

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Sixth Amendment: Right to a Fair Trial


Removal or re-evaluation of fitness of judges based on non-relevant and/or discriminatory criteria.

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5

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Seventh Amendment: Rights in Civil Cases


US Persons, regardless of documentation status, have right to trial taken away.

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5

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Eighth Amendment: Bails, Fines, and Punishments


Congress passes legislation legalizing actions previously defined as torture.

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5

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Tenth Amendment: Powers Retained by the States and the People



Federal funding cut to states and cities due to lack of compliance with federal requests on undocumented immigrants.

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5

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