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The following passage can be found: "The Magna Carta: In 1215, King John of England signed the Magna Carta.

The following passage can be found: "The Magna Carta: In 1215, King John of England signed the Magna Carta. The Magna Carta guaranteed basic civil and political liberties to all free-born people, not just the nobles. This document marked the beginning of British democracy. It was also the first effort under English law to define the powers of the King and the Church." Why is this document such an important to the modern American Criminal Justice System ?

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