Bill of rights
~Understanding the 5th and 10th amendments~
The 5th amendment
The 5th amendendment states that...
It basically means that...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL (NEWS ARTICAL)
September 24, 2012 | By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
A Los Angeles man who spent 19 years in prison for murders he did not commit will be able to sue the LAPD, a panel of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Monday. Harold C. Hall should be permitted to amend his complaint against the city to allege that officers coerced his confession, which the court said was made as a result of "desperation, fear and fatigue," in possible violation of the 5th Amendment. The majority in the 2-1 decision said "the extraordinary circumstances" of Hall's conviction justified the court's unusual action "to prevent a woefully unjust result.
The 10th amendment
The 10th amendment states that....
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. http://www.constitutionfacts.com/us-constitution-amendments/bill-of-rights/