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Due Process Clause
The constitutional provision that prohibits the government from unfairly or arbitrarily depriving a person of life, liberty, or property. There are two Due Process Clauses in the U.S. Constitution, one in the 5th amendment applying to the federal government, and one in the 14th amendment applying to the states.
Substantive Due Process Clause
The doctrine that the Due Process Clauses of the 5th and 14th Amendments require legislation to be fair and reasonable in content and to further a legitimate governmental objective.
Procedural Due Process Clause
The minimal requirements of notice and a hearing guaranteed by the Due Process Clauses of the 5th and 14th amendments, esp. if the deprivation of a significant life, liberty, or property interest may occur.
Commerce clause
U.S. Const. art. I, section 8, cl. 3, which gives Congress the exclusive power to regulate commerce among the states, with foreign nations, and with Indian tribes.
Establishment Clause
The First Amendment provision that prohibits the federal and state governments from establishing an official religion, or from favoring or disfavoring the view of religion over another. U.S. Const. amend. I. Cf.
Full Faith and Credit Clause
U.S. Const. art. IV, section 1, which requires states to give effect to the acts, public records, and judicial decisions of other states.
Privileges and immunity Clause
The constitutional provision (U.S. Const. amend. XIV, section 1) prohibiting state laws that abridge the privileges or immunities of U.S. citizens.
Supremacy Clause
The clause in article VI of the U.S. Constitution, and all treaties made under the authority of the United States are the "supreme law of the land" and enjoy legal superiority over any conflicting provision of a state constitution or law.
Police Power
The inherent and plenary power of a sovereign to make all laws necessary andproper to preserve the public security, order, health, morality, and justice.
Stare Dicisis
Jurisdiction
Diversity of Citizenship Jurisdiction
Federal Question Jurisdiction
Venue
Long Arm Statute
Affirm
Reverse
Remand
Writ of Certiorari
Arbitration
Mediation
Pleadings
Discovery
Interrogatories
Deposition
Statute of limitations
Burden of Proof
Bench Trial
Voir Dire
JNOV
Felony
Misdemeanor
Actus Reus
Mens Rea
Inchoate Crime
Warrant
Probable Cause
Search and Seizure Clause
Arraignment
Administrative Procedures Act
Enabling Act
General Damages
Special Damages
Reformation
Rescission
Injunction
Declaratory Judgment
Cases and Controversies
Ripeness
Mootness
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