Fifth Amendment

Jose Berumen

Description of the amendment

  • No person shall be held to answer for a capitalist or otherwise infamous crime,unless on presented or indictment of a grand jury except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia actual service in time of war public danger.

Amendment in own words

  • Anybody shouldn't serve for the government. It doesn't have to do nothing with crime.

Court case and year

  • Downam V United States (1963)

Explanation of the background of the case

  • Downum the court trial ruled that in a trial Jeopardy begins as soon as a jury is sworn in.

Courts decision and its rationale

  • Sometimes its hard in those cases because the jeopardy is doubled.
  • Sometimes they get out of it and sometimes they dont

Source of supreme court case

  • Fifth Amendment." Constitutional Amendments: From Freedom of Speech to Flag Burning. 2nd ed. Vol. 1. Detroit: UXL, 2008. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 10 Dec. 2015
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