Constitution - Amendment I

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Constitution - Amendment I
Short Title 1st Amendment
Official Text
Country/Jurisdiction United States
State or Province
Regulatory Bodies
Date Enacted 1791

Scope of the Law Individuals subject to US jurisdiction

Taxonomy Decisional Interference, Identification, Interrogation, Intrusion

The First Amendment to the US Constitution prevents the Federal Government (and State governments through the 14th Amendment) from interfering with an individual's decisions on religious beliefs, what they say (and read), and with whom they may associate. This Amendment also precludes the government from forcing an individual to speak which may include disclosure of information that may result in them being judged or impact their security.

Text of the law

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Decisional Interference, Intrusion, Identification, Interrogation

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