Flashcards in Bill of Rights Deck (10)
Freedom of Religion, Speech, and Press:
Right to keep and bear arms:
No soldier, when there is peace, should live in a house without the owner saying it’s okay. If there is a war, then the soldier needs to follow the law about living in other people’s houses.
Search warrants (specific permission) shall be necessary for any search of a person’s house or belongings. Officials must present good evidence as to why the warrant should be given.
The rights of a person accused of a crime must include an official statement about the crime, and a person may not be tried twice for the same specific criminal incident. All of the steps of the must be followed in order to punish a person or take away their property.
A person accused of a crime has the right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury, to question witnesses for or against him or her, and to be provided a lawyer if he or she cannot afford one.
In civil suits (not criminal) that involve property more than twenty dollars, a jury trial may be requested.
Bail should never be set too high, and punishments should never be cruel and unusual.
Any right not listed in the Bill of Rights is not necessarily denied to the people.