Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper
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The Text of the Fifth Amendment

Just so that we have in front of us the thing that we're discussing in my previous post, I went out and dug this up from a copy of the Constitution:

Amendment V.

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.


Seems clear to me. Your mileage may vary if you're a Supreme Court Justice.
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