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civil liberties freedom to act without government interference
censorship removal of media deemed offensive
petition formal request
slander spoken lies about a person
libel written lies about someone
search warrant document required for police to search property
indictment a formal charge of a crime
grand jury a group that reviews evidence against the accused
double jeopardy being tried twice for the same crime
due process being afforded fair trial by jury
eminent domain right of the government to take private property for public use
bail money used as a security deposit
suffrage right to vote
poll tax a tax that must be paid in order to vote
discrimination unfair treatment based on prejudice
segregation social seperation
civil rights equality under the law
affirmative action programs to make up for past discrimination
racial profiling being discriminated against by law enforcement based on looks
Created by: nicholasbrown