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Fifth Amendment
of the U.S. Constitution


The protections of the Fifth Amendment can be traced back to English common law and the Magna Carta.
  imposes restrictions on the government’s prosecution of persons accused of crimes and requires just compensation if private property is taken for public use
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The restrictions on the government’s prosecution of persons accused of crimes mandates due process of law and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy.

The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are called the Bill of Rights. The Constitution would not have been ratified without them.
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  • The protections of the Fifth Amendment can be traced back to English common law and the Magna Carta.
  • "I stand on the Fifth Amendment," I squeaked, "on thegrounds that my answer may tend to incriminate me."
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • Being young and foolish, and knowing he was right, he rejected the possibility of taking the Fifth Amendment, or the First, or the First and Ninth and Fourteenth, or any other of the usual options, and instead he made a speech.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • I’m standing on the Fifth Amendment.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes

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  • I know what the Fifth Amendment is, Mr. Calhoune.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • Why don’t you stand on the Fifth Amendment?
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • We stand on the Fifth Amendment.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • I’m willing to let you stand on the Fifth Amendment.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Fifth Amendment [8] , First Amendment [6] , Eighth Amendment [8] , Fourth Amendment [9] , Second Amendment [9]
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