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Vocab for Gov't chapter 3

Due Process of Law

no one can be deprived of life, liberty, or property


false charges and malicious oral statements about someone


the written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action (the defammation) and any relief he seeks

Prior Restraint

government cannot censor information before it is published or broadcast

Probable Cause

a reasonable basis to believe a person or premises are linked to a crime

Search Warrant

signed by a judge, allowing for search for certain items in a premises linked to a crime

Arrest Warrant

signed by a judge, allows for the arrest for a suspect in a crime

Eminent Domain

government can take private property for public use; must be paid for and must be used for the public

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