Arraignment, the calling of a person before a court of law to answer a criminal charge. The charge is read and the person accused is requested by the judge to plead guilty or not guilty. In the United States, no person can be brought to trial unless he or she is first arraigned. Arraignment is designed to prevent the injustice of bringing an accused person to trial without previously informing him of the nature and cause of the charges against him.
Even if you've heard the term, you may not know how important habeas corpus is to the U.S. Constitution. How can an ancient Latin phrase for "you have the body" be so relevant today?
Sometimes the things that fascinate us most are dangerous. Attractive nuisances draw the attention of children and often cause injuries or even death. What everyday neighborhood features are likely to harm kids?