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a. Bill of attainder
b. Writ of Habeas Corpus
c. Stare decisis
d. Ex post facto law
Protection from illegal searches
Right to a grand jury
Right to a speedy trial
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?
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
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
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/ constitutionCh. 15 Content Vocab