SS.7.C.2.4 Bill of Rights Voc. Simplified
Terms in this set (19)
cruel and unusual punishment
punishment not allowed; includes torture or other forms of punishment too severe for the crime committed. Ex: Death Penalty
the prosecution of a defendant for a criminal offense for which he has already been tried
Steps that must be followed so that the law is fairly applied. Ex: Miranda Rights
the right of the government to take private property for public use, with fair compensation.
pleading the fifth
right to remain silent
right to legal counsel
the right to have a lawyer established by the 6th Amendment.
search and seizure
the process by which police who suspect that a crime has been committed do a search of a person's property and collect evidence related to the crime.
those rights not specifically listed in the Constitution. Example: Privacy
freedom of assembly
the right of the people to gather peacefully and to petition government
petition the government
express your ideas to the government
A change to the Constitution
a group of peers chosen to hear evidence and make a decision in a court of law
an individual's right to prohibit personal information from being divulged to the public
rights of the accused
protected rights of those accused of a crime, such as: no unreasonable search and seizure, no double jeopardy, right to an attorney, no self incrimination.
giving evidence about yourself that could lead to you being found guilty of a crime
not permitted by the Constitution
the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation.
a published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation.