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chapter 4

key terms

1.civil liberties freedom to think and act without government interference or fear of unfair legal treatment
2.censorship to banning of printed materials or films due to alarming or offensive ideas
3.petition a formal request for government action
4.slander spoken untruths that are harmful to someones reputations
5.libel written untruths that are harmful to someones repution
6.search warrant a court order allowing law enforcement to search a suspects home or business and take specific items as evidence
7.indictment a formal change by grant jury
8.grand jury a group of citizens that decide whether there is sufficient evidence to access some one of a crime
9.double jeopardy putting someone on trial for a crime which he or she was previously acquitted
10.due process following established legal producers
11.eminent domain the right of government to take private property for public use
12.bail sum of money used as a sercurity deposit to onsure that an acussed person returns for his or her trial
13.suffrage the right to vote
14.poll tax sum of money required of votes before they are permitted to case a ballot
15.discrimination unfair treatment based on prejudice against to a certain group
16.segregation the social seperation of the races
17.civil rights the rights of fall citizenship an equality under the law
18.affirmative action programs intended to make up for past discrimination by helping minorty groups and women gain access to jobs and apportunities
19.racial profiling singling out n individual as a suspect due to appearance of ethnicity
Created by: Tylertoro5