Card Set Information
Government vocab for Mr. Davidsons gov. class.
Found not guilty of charges.
Non-legal solutions to legal problems
Taking case to higher authority for review.
Person bringing appeal.
The written arguments in a case.
Laws written by a legislative body.
Agreement between two parties in which there is an offer and acceptance.
Cross examination/ Direct examination
Questioning of hostile/friendly witness.
Sworn statment of fact or belief.
Answering charges in criminal or civil court.
The proccess of learning evidence in a case.
Due process (Procedural)
The rules that must be followed from the moment a person becomes a suspect, through his/her arrest, trial, verdict, and appeal.
Due process (Substantive)
To determine if the rule is fundamentaly fair and just.
The authority or power to act.
Reviewing cases heard by other courts to determine if an error occured.
Authority over only specificly listed cases
The court that first hears the case.
Examination of the evidence to determine if there is sufficient proof that a person may be charged.
Trial jury: 6 in a misdemeanor, or 12 in a felony
A legal issue that no longer exists
Connection. Must be connection between person and negligent act.
Person bringing charges in a civil case.
Past practice. Similar cases should be decided in a similar way.
Process of cutting the jury pool down to the people that will actualy be in the jury in a case.
Person bringing charges in a criminal case.
Person answering an appeal.
An order to appear.
A civil wrong other that breach of contract.