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Fifth Amendment

n.
An amendment to the US Constitution that provides for due process of law where the government is seeking to deprive a person of life, liberty, or property; provides for Grand Jury proceedings for certain serious offenses; prohibits the government from trying a person again after that person has been acquitted; prohibits the government from forcing a defendant to testify against himself or herself; and prohibits government confiscation of private property for public use without just compensation to the property owner.
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Fifth Amendment

n
1. an amendment to the US Constitution stating that no person may be compelled to testify against himself and that no person may be tried for a second time on a charge for which he has already been acquitted
2. (Law) take the fifth take the fifth amendment US to refuse to answer a question on the grounds that it might incriminate oneself
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Fifth′ Amend′ment


n.
an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, providing chiefly that no person be required to testify against himself or herself in a criminal case or be subjected to double jeopardy.
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Fifth Amendment

An amendment to the United States Constitution establishing that, among other things, no person can be compelled to testify against himself or herself.
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Noun1.Fifth Amendment - an amendment to the Constitution of the United States that imposes restrictions on the government's prosecution of persons accused of crimes; mandates due process of law and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy; requires just compensation if private property is taken for public use
Bill of Rights - a statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution)
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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"It is a violation of the 5th amendment to compel someone's fingerprint," Dawn Butorac, a public defender, said in an email.
Gamble pleaded guilty to the federal charge as well, while preserving his right to challenge the second prosecution as a violation of the 5th Amendment's command that no person shall be "subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb." The justices rejected his argument on Monday by a 7-2 vote.
Both Anello and Acosta sued under the provisions of the US Constitution: Anello won under the freedom of speech provision of the 1st Amendment; and in not breaking rules that didn't exist, Acosta won under the provision of due process of the 5th Amendment. But did the city's public speakers and national journalistic peers win or lose, and was there a greater or a lesser degree of the morality of mutual respect that would follow?
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Giuliani, who joined the president's legal team two weeks ago, also said that if Trump does agree to be questioned, he might invoke his 5th Amendment right to guard against self-incrimination by refusing to respond to some queries.
The revered 5th Amendment reserves that power to a grand jury Mueller is restricted from even seeking an indictment of a sitting President due to the existing DOJ opinions cited above (the most recent of which was issued by the Clinton Justice Department).
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She repeatedly told police, with slurred speech, "I love you and I will fight for you and I'm invoking my 5th Amendment rights," according to WFAA.
Constitution's 14th and 5th Amendment due-process clauses, and those of the California Constitution, by preventing physicians from pursuing their rights in court.
" The state government of Rajasthan, instead of taking action as per the provisions of the Dental Council of India, Revised BDS Course ( 5th Amendment) Regulations 2012, issued the order dated 30.9.2016 and 04.10.20l6, inter alia, lowering the percentile to an extent of 10 percentile and additional 5 percentile in special exigency in gross violations or conditions contained in Clause ( b) of Chapter 6 or Prospectus/ Information Bulletin or NEET- 11 ( 2016) published on 24.5.2016 after promulgation of the Ordinance by the President of India in this regard," a ministry letter stated.