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Application of the Constitution (Bill of Rights)
Terms in this set (13)
Bill of Rights
The first ten amendments to the Constitution
cruel and unusual punishment
court sentences prohibited by the 8th amendment
Powers given to the state government alone
The prosecution or trial of a person twice for the same offense is illegal.Once you are found innocent, they can't try you again.
due process of law
right to a fair treatment through the normal judicial system (fair trial, legal counsel, etc...)
Power of a government to take private property for public use.
equal protection under the law
a guarantee under the 14th Amendment that a state must treat a citizen or class of citizens the same as it treats other citizens or classes in like circumstances
pleading the fifth
(right to remain silent) refusing to testify under oath on the ground that answers could be used as evidence against the witness and is used to convict him/her
right to carry weapons in the 2nd amendment
lawyer (or right to a lawyer)
search & seizure
the process by which police or other authorities who suspect that a crime has been committed do a search of a person's property and collect any relevant evidence to the crime; protection from illegal search and seizure is in the 4th Amendment
the right to vote
trial by jury
The right of a person to be tried by a jury, or a group of citizens, to decide if the person is guilty or innocent of committing a crime.
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