Could This Happen in America
Learning Goal: I’m working on a business law discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
(1) Read the two linked articles found in Learning Materials regarding the Canadian “Freedom Convoy” and Canada’s response to it. One deals with the decision to deny bail to one of the protest organizers. The second deals with the Canadian government’s decision to freeze the personal assets of those suspected to have participated in the protest. Be sure to fully understand the reasons given by the Canadian authorities to do what they did.
2) Based upon what you now understand to be our constitutional rights under the 1st, 4th and/or 5th Amendments to our Constitution, in your now informed opinion:
(a) Would the U.S. Constitution allow for the denial of bail for the protest organizer? Yes? No? Why?
(b) Would the U.S. Constitution allow for the freezing of personal assets for protestors in this country? Yes? No? Why?