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U.S. Constitution – Amendment 5

Amendment 5 – Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings

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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 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, nor be deprived
of life, liberty, or property, without due
of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without
just compensation.

Notes for this amendment:
Proposed 9/25/1789
Ratified 12/15/1791

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Last Modified: 24 Jan 2010

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