Bill of Rights Vocab 2017
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A formal change to the Constitution of the United States of America
Money given over to a court in exchange for a criminal suspect's release from jail until his or her trial begins
The prosecution of a person twice for the same offense (crime)
Fair treatment through the normal judicial system for all people
Publishing (written) false information about someone with the intense to cause harm
Orally (spoken) spreading false information about someone with intent to cause harm
Statements suggesting that the person speaking is guilty of a crime; Someone may say, "I plead the fifth"
A document issues by a judge that authorizes law enforcement officers to carry out a search, seizure of evidence, or arrest
Guarantee of equal rights and equal treatment under the law; such as trial by jury and voting rights
Basic freedoms guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution, such as freedom of speech and freedom of religion
Conveys a message without spoken words
a felony (crime) punishable by death
A group of citizens who examine the evidence in a serious criminal case to decide whether a person accused of a crime should be found guilty or not guilty
Government's constitutional power to take(appropriate/condemn) private property for public use as long as the owner is paid just compensation.
reasonable cause for issuing a search warrant or making an arrest; more than mere suspicion
cruel and unusual punishment
includes torture, deliberately degrading punishment, or punishment that is too severe for the crime committed.
an act passed by the British that allowed British troops to live in the homes of the colonists
warnings that must be read to suspects prior to questioning. Suspects must be advised that they have the rights of silence and counsel.
a lawyer employed at public expense in a criminal trial to represent a defendant who is unable to afford legal assistance.
notice ordering someone to appear in court
a person who brings a case against another in a court of law.
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