right to

*(a) right to something

 and *(the) right to something
a privilege or license to have something. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) I have the right to have the kind of house I want. You have a right to any house you can afford.
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That last prohibition is the basis for the "you have the right to remain silent" part of the "Miranda warning" that police recite to suspects after their arrest.
In the 2000 Massey Lectures broadcast by the CBC and later published as The Rights Revolution, Ignatieff outlined the evolving understanding of human rights over the past 40 years without mentioning the most basic right of all--the right to life.
Religious Right groups support the so-called "right" of pharmacists to refuse to dispense birth control and other medications, and they even seek the right to determine how we will die.
On the other hand, the notion of the right to health has been quite extensively discussed in public health and medical circles over the years.
Furthermore, "Clearly among these must be placed the right to pursue lawful employment in a lawful manner, without other restraints than such as equally affects all persons.
Also, Pennsylvania's Declaration of Rights of September 1776, which reflects the language of the other colonies' Declarations of Rights, makes clear that individuals have the right to keep arms: "'That people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the state; and as standing armies .
After outlining his secular approach to rights, Dershowitz then applies his theory to real-life issues involving disputes over rights applications: the right to life, church-state separation, animal rights, and others.
Appealing to social conservatism in these two areas enables the Christian Right to whitewash disagreement on economic and other social justice issues.
Among its 30 articles, the declaration asserts that everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person, and guarantees to all people the right to a standard of living adequate for health and well-being.
Three decades ago, young stars of constitutional law like Larry Tribe were advocating a constitutional right to welfare.
Three years later, there was finally a ruling in Barney's case: The appeals court reversed Richey's order to create new regulations, but it upheld Jurnove's right to be involved in the case.
The right to life, liberty, and security of person; the right to freedom of thought, speech, and communication of information and ideas; freedom of assembly and religion; the right to government through free elections; the right to free movement within the state and free exit from it; the right to asylum in another state; the right to nationality; freedom from arbitrary arrest and interference with the privacy of home and family; and the prohibition of slavery and torture.
Supreme Court has recognized two constitutional sources of the right to counsel during interrogation.
There rights include freedom from torture or other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment; from prolonged detention without charges; from disappearance or clandestine detention; and from other flagrant violations of the right to life, liberty, and the security of the person.
It is beyond debate, the Court of Appeals observed, that under Arkansas law, D had, at his mother's death, a valuable transferable, legally protected right to the property at issue.