Chapter 9-10 Vocabulary: Just Mercy

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rule 32 hearing

an opportunity for an attorney to present new evidence that wasn't presented at the initial trial and that may overturn the juries initial ruling

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paralegal

a person trained in legal matters but not fully qualified as a lawyer.

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conviction

a formal declaration that someone is guilty of a criminal offense, made by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law.

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adjourn

break off (a meeting, legal case, or game) with the intention of resuming it later

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invoke

cite or appeal to (someone or something) as an authority for an action or in support of an argument.

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sequestration

(legal) the isolation of a jury from the public, or the separation of witnesses to ensure the integrity of testimony.

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evidentiary

of or for providing evidence.

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subsequently

after a particular thing has happened; afterward.

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bailiff

an official in a court of law who keeps order, looks after prisoners, etc.

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unwavering

steady or resolute; not moving.

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internment

imprisonment; captivity; confinement

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intersected

to cross, go through something, or overlap

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render

to give or make a decision

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loathsome

repulsive

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defuse

to calm or ease a difficult situation

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protocol

a code of conduct or rules and expectations for a certain situation

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impaired

weakened or damaged

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epilepsy

a neurological disorder that is often characterized by seizures

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schizophrenia

a psychiatric disorder with symptoms of withdrawal into self and affects a person's ability to think, feel, and behave clearly

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bipolar disorder

a disorder that is associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to extreme highs

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multiple sclerosis

a condition that can affect the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of potential symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance

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