the 5th amendment states that you can compel being your own witness in himself or herself own criminal case. ¨Pleading The Fifth¨ is also another term used for invoking the privilege that allows you to decline answering the question that might incriminate them.
unusual punishment and more
The 8 Amendment
the 8th amendment is my favorite. it prohibits the federal government from imposing excessive bail, excessive fines, and my favorite, unusual punishment. the supreme court has ruled this amendment cruel and unusual prnushment clause also applies to the states.