Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Resonable doubt

Resonable doubt is a legal standard that states someone cannot be convicted if a jury still has a logical doubt to his or her guilt.

Monday, June 25, 2012

House of Representatives

The House of Representatives currently consists of 435 voting members. The number of representatives each state has in the House is based on each state's population as determined in the most recent United States Census. Each representative serves a two-year term.


The Senate is made up of two senators from each state. There is currently a total of 100 senators who each serve a six-year term.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

United States Constitution

The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. It was ratified on June 21, 1788.

Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights is the name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. The Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Attorney general

The attorney general is the principal legal officer who represents a country or a state in legal proceedings.


Bail is a form of property deposited or pledged to a court to persuade it to release a suspect from jail, by an agreement that they will appear at the time and place designated or forfeit the bail.

Gag order

A gag order is an order by the court restricting information or comment from being made public. Gag orders are often used to conceal information from the public.