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Judicial Review Power of the Court review decisions made by the Legislative and Executive branches to make sure they follow the Constitution
Preamble Introduction to the Constitution that states the reasons behind creating the Constitution
writ of habeas corpus Court order that a prisoner cannot be help without evidence
Sovereignty Having supreme, independent authority over a territory
Ratify To approve
Bills of Attainder An act of the Legislature that punish an individual or group without trials
Delegated Powers These are powers the Constitution specifically grants to the federal government.
Limited Government This means that the government has only the powers that the people give it. The government must obey the Constitution. The Constitution limits actions of government by specifically listing powers it does and does not have.
Rule of Law No one is immune to the law
Ex post facto Law that makes a crime of an act that was legal when it was committed. For example, a law making it a crime to sell marijuana cannot be applied to someone who sold it before the law was passed.