The History Learning Site states that a bill of attainder was legislation that declared someone guilty of a specific crime without a trial. For example, in 1542, Catherine Howard was executed via a bill of attainder for ... More »

Some examples of rare $1 bills are the 1862 $1 banknote and the 1875 $1 banknote. The 1862 note, which comes in four varieties, was signed by Chittenden and Spinner, and the 1875 $1 note was the first note printed and ba... More »

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a groundbreaking piece of legislation that forbade segregation in public places due to religion, race or national origin, reports History.com. It also banned employment discrimination and... More »

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The Legal Dictionary states that the purpose of a preliminary hearing is to determine in a court of law whether there is substantial evidence to proceed with a criminal trial for someone charged with a felony. A prelimin... More »

The Bill of Rights includes the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution concerning issues from freedom of speech to right to a trial by jury, according to BillofRights.org. These amendments were created to ... More »

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A tort is an incident in which someone intentionally injures a person and their property and can result in a private lawsuit; a crime is a criminal action that the state prosecutes on the victim's behalf, according to th... More »

A criminal defense attorney can help someone in regards to a website lawsuit if it relates to a cyber or computer crime, says The Cochran Firm. This type of crime can be anything from hacking and viruses to different for... More »

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