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May 25, 2010. Which of the following is a safeguard against being kept in jail unlawfully? a. Bill of attainder b. Writ of Habeas Corpus c. Stare decisis d. Ex post facto law. NFL\'s antitrust position rejected. Current events. Article I Section 9. P. 99

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may 25 2010
May 25, 2010
  • Which of the following is a safeguard against being kept in jail unlawfully?

a. Bill of attainder

b. Writ of Habeas Corpus

c. Stare decisis

d. Ex post facto law

article i section 9
Article I Section 9
  • P. 99
    • What does it say about Bills of Attainder and Ex post Facto Laws
ch 15 section 3 review
Ch. 15 Section 3 Review
  • P. 440 #’s 1-5
  • For #1 write one sentence using 2 terms.
  • 1. writ of habeas corpus, bill of attainder, ex post facto law, double jeopardy, bail
  • 2. How is the Bill of Rights related to protecting citizens?
  • Several amendments in the B.O.R. protect all citizens’ legal rights before the law
  • 3. Why is a writ of habeas corpus an important right?
  • It guarantees U.S. citizens the right to know why they have been arrested and safeguards them from being held in prison indefinitely
4. Why is it important for arrested persons to be informed of their Miranda rights?
  • The Miranda Rights ensure that all citizens know that they have the opportunity to have a lawyer and a trial and will not be forced to confess

Protection from illegal searches

Right to a grand jury



Right to a speedy trial

Due process


Ch. 15 STH

What was the Code of hammurabi?

1st known system of written laws

What type of law is based on court decisions instead of on written laws?

Common law

If two countries were involved in a dispute over international law, where would the case be decided

In the International Court of Justice, also called the World Court

What 3 rights are stated in the Constitution’s Fifth Amendment

1.) People have the right not to incriminate themselves, 2.) the right not to be tried twice for the same crime, 3.) the right to go before a grand jury if accused of a federal crime

Section 1: How does a system of laws in the state of Louisiana differ from the laws of the other 49 states?

Louisiana’s laws are based on the Napoleonic Code, est. by Napoleon Bonaparte, whereas the legal systems of the other 49 states are based on English law

Section 2: What is tort law?

Tort law applies to civil wrongs or any wrongdoing for which an injured party may seek damages (Negligence)

Section 3: Why is the writ of habeas corpus important?

It requires an official to explain why a person is being detained and accused of a crime. Habeas corpus prevents people from being detained unlawfully


ch 15 study guide
Ch. 15 Study Guide
  • Terms I need to know!!
  • 1. Writ of Habeas Corpus
  • Answer the following:
ch 15 content vocab
1. Common Law- based on court decisions

2. Precedent- earlier court ruling

3. Statute- Laws of English Parliament

4. Plaintiff- brings charges

5. Defendant- accused

6. Felony- serious crime

7. Misdemeanor- less serious crime

8. Larceny- taking another person’s property

9. Robbery- taking property by force

10. Burglary- unlawful entry into one’s house intent to committ crime

11. Lawsuit- Civil case goes to court

12. Tort- civil wrongs due to negligence

13. Libel- printing of false & damaging info.

14. Constitutional law- law dealing w/ constitution

Ch. 15 Content Vocab
15. Stare Decisis- process of building decisions about similar cases in the future “Let the decision stand”
  • 16. Writ of Habeas Corpus- safeguard against being jailed unlawfully
  • 17. Bill of Attainder- w/o trial or fair hearing in court
  • 18. Ex post facto law- punished for action that wasn’t against the law when it was committed
  • 19. Due process of law- govt. must follow proper exercise of the law
  • 20. Search warrant- authorization to search place
  • 21. Double jeopardy- putting person on trial for a crime in which they were previously acquitted
  • 22. Grand Jury- decide whether govt. has enough evidence to Indict
  • 23. Plea bargaining- negotiation do not go to trial
  • 24. Bail- sum of money to be released from jail while waiting trial