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Fifth Amendment


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One of the ten ‘Bill of Rights’ amendments (1791) to the United States Constitution, this guarantees citizens that ‘due process’ will be observed by governing authorities in the event of their arrest or trial. Of particular importance is the right to avoid self‐incrimination (known as ‘taking the Fifth’).

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http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights.html The full text of the Bill of Rights and the Fifth Amendment.

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