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  •  I don't, it doesn't, and I didn't say it did. (1+ / 0-)
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    Miggles

    Liberty interests are the basis of civil rights.

    Where and how, from that, do you get "liberty means civil"?

    Free speech and free exercise of religion are liberty interests; they are also civil rights. Freedom from unreasonable search and seizure is a liberty interest; it is also a civil right. Freedom from racial discrimination is a liberty interest; it is also a civil right. Privacy in reproductive health care decisions is a liberty interest; it is also a civil right. Marriage to the person of your choice is a liberty interest; it is also a civil right.

    Spend some time studying civil rights law if you want to understand the meaning of the terms "liberty interest" and "civil right."

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