Pros And Cons Of The 5th Amendment

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The second amendment of the Bill of Rights stipulates that the United States shall have a well-regulated militia. Reasoning for this is that as a free state, a well-regulated militia is necessary for the security amongst the citizens. The second amendment also provides that the people have the right to keep and bear arms. It is expressly specified that the latter right shall not be infringed. The Third Amendment deals with matters between the armed forces and civilians. It lays down that soldiers of the United States are under no condition during time of peace, allowed to be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner of the property. Yet the amendment specifies that the same rules apply during time of war, but leaves room for legislation to prescribe otherwise, if necessary. The Fourth Amendment grants people a handful of rights. It sets forth the prohibition of unreasonable searches and seizures, and specifies that people ought to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against these aforementioned actions. Of course if would be hard to convict criminals if these rights were completely absolute. Hence, the amendment also prescribes tools for the authorities to carry out searches and seizures…show more content…
It stipulates that no one is to be held to answer for major crimes, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury. However, it is specified that crimes committed during the time of military service are not included. Another important principle laid down by this specific amendment is the clause on prohibition of double jeopardy. In addition, perhaps one of the most important principles in the American criminal trial system also laid down by this amendment is the due process clause. The last right set forth by this amendment is the rights for citizens for their private property. It is stated that private property of people shall not be taken for public use, without just
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