Private Citizens

Some articles on citizens, private citizens, private:

Century Assembly - Assembly Procedure
... Committees were assemblies of all citizens, and were used for official purposes, such as for the enactment of laws ... was a forum where specific groups of citizens met for official purposes ... Private citizens who did not hold political office could only speak before a Convention, and not before a Committee or a Council ...
Gun Politics In The United States - Types of Firearms
... Act of 1968, and the transfer of newly manufactured machine-guns to private citizens was banned with passage of the Firearm Owners Protection Act in 1986 ... civilian law enforcement pre-1986 registered machine-guns are available to private citizens with federal registration (where permitted by state law), and have reached high market prices ... magazines they typically use—ceased to be prohibited for purchase by private citizens by US federal law after the "sunsetting" of the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban on ...
Patriot Act - Controversy
... law as unconstitutional, especially when "the private communications of law-abiding American citizens might be intercepted incidentally", while the Electronic Frontier ... because "under ECPA, if the government knew that there was one copy of an unopened private message in a person's bedroom and another copy on their remotely stored voicemail, it was illegal for the FBI to ... citizens would not have been able to support the African National Congress (ANC) as the EFF believe the ANC would have been classed as a terrorist organization ...
Law On The Freedom Of The Press Of 29 July 1881 - Key Principles - Defamation
... between levels of offence and between public officials and private citizens ... Defamation of private citizens was treated far less seriously than that of injuring public officials defaming a man in his public capacity could be punished by a year's ... The law also included differing requirements for protecting public and private individuals ...

Famous quotes containing the words citizens and/or private:

    If we are to take for the criterion of truth the majority of suffrages, they ought to be gotten from those philosophic and patriotic citizens who cultivate their reason.
    James Madison (1751–1836)

    There is not much less vexation in the government of a private family than in the managing of an entire state.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)