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the legal system that allows an accused person to be temporarily released from custody (usually on condition that a sum of money guarantees their appearance at trial)
the constitutional rights which police must read to a suspect before questioning can occur
a group of citizens that decides whether there is sufficient evidence to accuse someone of a crime
ex post facto law
a law that would allow a person to be punished for an action that was not against the law when it was committed
writ of habeas corpus
a court order that requires police to bring a prisoner to court to explain why they are holding the person
the authority of each state to act to protect and promote the public health, safety, morals and general welfare of its people
an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government
the written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action (the defammation) and any relief he seeks
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