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EOC 51-60

Appellate Process the process to have a higher court review the result of a trial or lower court, the Supreme Court is mainly an Appeals Court
Ex Post Facto Latin for "after the fact." Laws adopted after an act is committed making it illegal although it was legal when done, or increases the penalty for a crime after it is committed. Such laws are specifically prohibited by the US Constitution
Habeas Corpus Court order that requires the government to bring a prisoner to court and explain why he or she s being held
Independent Judiciary a justice system that is not influenced by either the legislative or executive branch. Free to make decisions based upon law, not upon men or pressure from other groups. Created to guarantee equal justice to all.
Precedent A previous case or legal decision that may be or must be followed in future similar cases
Summary Judgement A procedural used during civil cases to promptly dispose of a case without a trial. It is used when there is no dispute as to the material facts of the case and a party is entitled to judgement.
Civil Disobedience Refusal to obey governmental demands or commands especially as a nonviolent and usually collective (group) way of forcing the government to do or change something
Economic Freedom The freedom to chose how to produce, sell, and use your own resources, while respecting others, rights to do the same.
Internment the imprisonment or confinement of people, commonly in large groups, with out trial
Property Rights Authority to determine how a resource is used whether that resource is owned by government or by individuals
Created by: ineyhart



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