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The Bill of Rights

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abridge
Congress may not abridge, or LIMIT, the fredom to speak and write freely
Petition
to ask
warrant
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
indictment
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
bail
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