The Fifth Amendment

The Fifth Amendment - Rights of the accused Theyre not just...

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Unformatted text preview: Rights of the accused Theyre not just in the Bill of Rights Intended to prevent unjust arrests and imprisonments. The government must be able to justify the imprisonment of a person before the courts Located in Article I, Section 9 Writs of Habeas Corpus can only be suspended when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it. Bill of Attainder Legislative act that inflicts a punishment without a court trial. Congress and the states are not allowed to pass them. Ex Post Facto The government cannot prosecute crimes that were not crimes when they were committed. No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury . . . nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself . . .himself ....
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course HISTORY 103 taught by Professor Livingston during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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