Fifth Amendment Privilege : Taking The Fifth

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The Fifth Amendment Privilege: taking the Fifth The Fifth Amendment is located within the constitution of the United States of America. It consists of five well know clauses. Amendment V states: “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 live 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.” Within this report is the answer to questions such as; what is the Fifth Amendment, why was it created, what groups or induvial opposed and favored the amendment, and are there any groups who want to modify or repeal this amendment. Following these questions along with all clauses line for line comma to comma will be interpreted. It is imperative to know that the Fifth Amendment is used as a protective shield from arbitrary ways of government for this is the people’s interpretation. The historical roots of the American Bill of Rights come from two concepts: liberty and republicanism. Both liberty and republicanism are intertwined. At their roots, they are regularized constructs designed to achieve a
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