1.9 Rule of Law Vocabulary
Terms in this set (17)
a legal member of a state and/or country
a rule established by the government.
Rule of Law
no one is above or below the law; everyone must follow the laws
Checks and Balances
No one branch of government is more powerful than the other; power is equally divided
Law must be applied equally to all citizens
Code of Hammurabi
The earliest known set of laws.
law that focuses on interpreting the Constitution.
a system of law concerned with the punishment of those who commit crimes.
law that deals with relationships between people
law that deals with the actions of people under 18 years.
the law governing the armed forces.
a document guaranteeing rights such as jury trials and rule of law for citizens.
law established by the outcome of former cases
a written law passed by a legislative body
a local law
A lesser offense, punishable by a small fine and/or a short jail term.