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21 or probation is permitted, and ten of whom must agree in

22 others. In cases not necessarily punishable by hard labor,

23 the jury may consist of a smaller number of persons, all of

24 whom must concur to render a verdict. The accused shall

25 have the right to voir dire and to challenge jurors peremp-

26 torily.

27 Section 17. Right to Bail

28 Section 17. Excessive bail shall not be required. Before

29 and during a trial, a person shall be bailable by sufficient

30 sureties, unless charged with a capital offense and the

31 proof is evident and the presumption is great. After con-

32 viction and before sentencing, a person shall be bailable if

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1 the maximum sentence which may be imposed is less than

2 five years, and the judge may grant bail if the maximum
8 sentence which may be imposed is greater. After sentencing

4 and until final judgment, persons shall be bailable if the

5 sentence actually imposed is less than five years, and the
g judge may grant bail if the sentence actually imposed is

7 greater.

8 Section 18. Right to Humane Treatment

9 Section 18. No person shall be subjected to euthanasia,

10 torture, or cruel, unusual, or excessive punishments or

11 treatments, and full rights shall be restored by termination

12 of state or federal supervision for any offense.

18 Section 19. Right to Vote

14 Section 19. No person eighteen years of age or older who

15 is a citizen and resident of the state shall be denied the right

16 to register and to vote, except that this right may be sus-

17 pended while a person is interdicted and judicially declared
'}S mentally incompetent, or under an order of imprisonment

19 for conviction of a felony.

20 Section 20. Right to Keep and Bear Arms

21 Section 20. The right of each citizen to keep and bear

22 arms shall not be abridged, but this provision shall not pre-

23 vent the passage of laws to prohibit the carrying of con-

24 cealed weapons.

26 Section 21. Writ of Habeas Corpus

26 Section 21. The writ of habeas corpus shall not be sus-

27 pended.

28 Section 22. Access to Courts

29 Section 22. All courts shall be open, and every person

80 shall have an adequate remedy by due process of law and

81 justice, administered without denial, partiality, or unrea-

82 sonable delay for actual or threatened injury to him in his

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person, property, reputation, or other rights. Neither the
state, its political subdivisions, nor any private person shall
be immune from suit and liability.
Section 23. Prohibited Laws

Section 23. No bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law
impairing the obligation of contracts shall be enacted.
Section 24. Freedom of Commerce

Section 24. No law shall impair the right of each person to
engage in commerce by controlling the production, distri-
bution, or price of goods, except when necessary to protect
- . public health and safety.
., „ Section 25. Unenumerated Rights

.. „ Section 25. The enumeration in this constitution of cer-

.. . tain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage other
rights retained by the individual citizens of the state.



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