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Sunday, July 21
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The majority of rights in the Bill of Rights focus on

a. freedom of speech.
b. people accused of a crime.
c. the rights of prosecutors in criminal trials.
d. the rights of the states.

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About the Podcast: 60-Second Civics is a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation’s government, the Constitution, and our history. The podcast explores themes related to civics and government, the constitutional issues behind the headlines, and the people and ideas that formed our nation’s history and government.

60-Second Civics is produced by the Center for Civic Education. The show's content is primarily derived from the Center’s education for democracy curricula, including We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, Foundations of Democracy, and Elements of Democracy.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 3681, Procedural Rights
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3679, Miranda Rights
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3678, James Madison and Self-Incrimination
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3677, Self-Incrimination and Public Proceedings
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3676, Right Against Self-Incrimination
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3675, Use Immunity
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3674, When Warrants Are Not Required
Today we learn when warrants are not required.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3673, Alternatives to the Exclusionary Rule
Today we explore three suggestions for dealing with police misconduct that avoids losing valuable evidence in court.