Imagine that you are accused of a crime, and it falls to you to prove that you did not commit it. Or if your city government seized your home and property without paying you, all so that a new road could be built. Thankfully, our Constitution’s Fifth Amendment protects against such abuses.

Last week, I wrote about the Fourth Amendment and its protection of the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government and the requirements for a warrant for searches and seizures. This week, I will discuss the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee of due process, private property rights, and certain criminal procedure protections.

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