Fifth Amendment

By:William Menifee

The fifth amendment

The fifth amendment states that no one can be tried for the same case twice.
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Origins of the Fifth Amendment

the fifth amendment was written by James Madison, a Virginia lawyer who later became the fourth president of the United States.Madison wrote a number of amendments in the Bill of Rights which were ratified together in 1791.

Supreme Court Case

In the Supreme Court case BlockBurger v. United States, the Fifth Amendment was tested. The Supreme Court declared that if an act breaking two laws is committed you may be charged on both of them but on separate cases. This bypasses the Fifth Amendment's double jeopardy.


"Blockburger v. United States 284 U.S. 299 (1932)." Justia Law. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2015.
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