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We, the Grand Jury
Weekly Standard, by Claudia Anderson

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/10/2013 4:47:52 AM

The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution gave its name to the protection against self-incrimination, and it also contains three other famous (and these days somewhat battered) guarantees?—?against double jeopardy; against deprivation of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; and of just compensation when private property is taken for public use. But before any of these, in pride of place in the very first words of the amendment, comes perhaps the least thought-of protection in the whole Bill of Rights: the assurance that no one will be “held to answer” for a serious crime

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 2/10/2013 9:49:42 AM     (No. 9168487)

Long but interesting and informative article. Americans should appreciate the fair and orderly justice system we have inherited through the Constitution. Do not allow anyone to take it away.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Quigley, 2/10/2013 12:14:36 PM     (No. 9168720)

Yes a good read. Free from the self righteous venom of writers who want to denigrate our legal structure.

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