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civil liberties
freedoms to think and act without government interference or fear of unfair legal treatment
censorship
the banning of printed materials or films due to alarming or offensive ideas
petition
a formal request for government action
slander


libel
spoken untruths that are harmful to someone's rep

written untruths that are harmful to someone's rep
search warrant
a court order allowing law enforcement officers to search a suspect's home or business and take specific items as evidence
indictment
a formal charge by a grand jury
grand jury
a group of citizens that decides whether there is sufficient evidence to accuse someone of a crime
double jeopardy
putting someone on trial for a crime of which he was previously acquitted
due process
following established legal procedures
eminent domain
the right of government to take private property for public use
bail
a sum of money used as a security deposit to ensure that an accused person returns for his trial
suffrage
the right to vote
poll tax
a sum of money required of voters before they are permitted to cast a ballot
discrimination
unfair treatment based on prejudice against a certain group
segregation
the social separation of the races