Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | June 16, 2014

Question of the Week #26 – 2014

Question of the Week #25 – 2014

What is the Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution?

My two cents (but please share yours):

In cases of eminent domain, failing to provide “just compensation” is a violation of this amendment. Property rights are critical, and each individual citizen needs to watch eminent domain cases like a hungry hawk.

“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.”

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html

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