Ryan Wisneski POS1041 January 29, 2008 Civil Liberties 1. Rights of the accused – which amendments? In the subject of the criminally accused and their rights as the law states there are a few amendments that were created to both protect the innocent and give all those that may be guilty their due rights until proven so. These amendments are the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth and make up what is referred to the due process of the law. This is defined by our text as, “the right of every citizen against arbitrary action by national or state governments.” Each of these amendments geared towards the criminally accused has a specific law to protect them. The Fourth Amendment protects citizens against unreasonable and improper searches allowing the person their right to privacy. The Fifth is known as the oldest institution to the constitution and is the right to a grand jury to determine if a trial is necessary, the protection of double jeopardy, safety from self-incrimination, and defense against eminent domain or the taking of private
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