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Congress may not abridge, or LIMIT, the fredom to speak and write freely


to ask


a written court order

capital crimes

those that can be punish with death

infamous crimes

those that can be punished with prison or loss of rights

grand jury

a panel of 12-23 people who decide if the government has enough evidence to show a crime has been committed


formal charges against you

petite jury

12 people that decide if you are guilty or innoncent

double jeopardy

a person cannot be tried twice for the same crime

due process

a fair hearing or trial (amendment 5)

eminent domain

government has power over all property within the state.

common law

rules of law established by judges in past cases


money the accused leaves with the court as a pledge to appear in court

habeas corpus

the right that no person can be held in prison without first being charged with a specific crime

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