INHERENT RIGHTS exist by reason
of just being. One's right
to live is inherent.
INALIENABLE RIGHTS are not transferable.
They allow the
practice of religion, freedom of speech, due
equal protection of the laws.
CIVIL RIGHTS are defined by government
to expand a person's
rights in society. They are affirming in nature
a person's opportunity in society and differ
liberties, such as freedom of the press, which
from governmental interference.
PRIVACY RIGHTS provide freedom
to be left alone and free of
unwarranted publicity. Right to
Privacy encompasses various
rights recognized to be inherent in a free society
protection from government interference, the
intimate personal relationships or activities,
make choices about oneself, family, and/or relationships.
The right does not apply to private conduct
individuals or society. Therefore,
it is not inalienable.
The Right to Privacy is indirectly provided
for by the
Constitution, through implications from the
general spirit of
Amendments 1, 3, 4, 5, and 9 of the Bill of
Amendments cover broad areas. Privacy rights
absolute where government interest is paramount
(as we are
learning with the ironically named, post 9/11,
The Patriot Act)!
There are four torts which provide remedies
financial -- for the invasion of one's privacy.
1. Use of a person's name, picture, or likeness
symbol of his/her identity without compensation.
2. Intrusion upon a person's physical solitude.
3. Disclosure in public of private facts.
4. Misrepresentation in public of a person through
associations with which this person has no connection.
(A tort is a wrongful act, damage, or injury
willfully, negligently, or in circumstances
strict liability, but not involving a breach
for which a civil suit could be brought).
THE 14TH AMENDMENT
Section 1... No State shall make or enforce
any law which
shall abridge the privileges or immunities of
citizens of the
United States; nor shall any State deprive any
person of life,
liberty, or property, without due process of
law; nor deny to
any person within its jurisdiction the equal
protection of the law.
Section 5... The Congress shall have the
power to enforce, by
appropriate legislation, the provisions of this
(Through the 14th Amendment, the Federal government
an individual's rights from State and individual
Now, to the showers to see how these laws and