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law that involves the interpretation and application of U.S. and state constitutions
law that spells out the authority, procedures, rules, and regulations to be followed by the government
principle in the 14th amendment clause stating that no state can deprive a person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law
substantive due process
certain rights of individuals in the application of laws; some that are specified in the Constitution (like free speech) and some that are not specified (like the privacy in making personal decisions)
procedural due process
principle that prohibits arbitrary enforcement of the law, and also provides safeguards to ensure that constitutional and statutory rights are protected by law enfocement
one relating to disputes among two or more individuals or an individual and the government
contract in which the terms are not expressly stated but can be inferred from the actions of the people involved and the circumstances
movable belongings such as clothes and jewelry as well as intangible items like stocks, bonds, copyrights, and patents
official notice of a lawsuit that includes the date, time, and place of the initial court appearance
process in which each side is given the opportunity to explain its side of the dispute and must listen to the other side
criminal justice system
system of state and federal courts, police, and prisons that enforces criminal law
group that hears charges against a suspect and decides whether there is suffiecient evidence to bring the person to trial
process in which a defendant pleads guilty to a lesser crime than the one with which the defendant was originally charged
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