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Laws set forth in the Constitution
Law passed by the U.S. Congress or state legislatures
Laws based on precedent and customs
Using precedent to make decision
Phase of criminal procedure dealing with gathering evidence
Behavior that the law makes punishable
The pleading that starts a case
Search and seizure
The gathering of evidence of a crime
Written orders authorizing a person to make an arrest, a seizure, or a search
Phase of criminal procedure dealing with resolving the case/issue
Hearing to determine whether police possessed probable cause for an arrest
Appearance where counsel is provided, charges are set against you, and bail is set
The step in criminal proceeding where the defendant is brought in front of the court to hear the charges and enter a plea.
Writ of certiorari
A formal writ used to bring a case before the Supreme Court.
The list of potential cases that reach the Supreme Court.
The final determination of the Supreme Court (affirmed, reversed, vacated, or remanded)
The determination of the Justice (majority, concur, dissent)
The citation, facts of the case, procedural history, and holding
Freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. Sets up warrants and probable cause.
Guarantees due process of law: providing for a grand jury, compensation for property loss, and outlaws double-jeopardy and self-incrimination
Right to a public and speedy trial by local jury, right to legal counsel, right to know your accusers and the charges and evidence against you.
Makes everyone born in the US a citizen that is equally protected under the law
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