Fifth Amendment

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an amendment to the Constitution of the United States that imposes restrictions on the government's prosecution of persons accused of crimes

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the bakery must be allowed to seek Fifth Amendment protection.
The required records exception to the Fifth Amendment was established so that governmental entities could regulate otherwise private record-keeping information, to fulfill a governmental entity's legitimate purpose.
11) Relying heavily on Fifth Amendment language and jurisprudence,
televised hearing, before invoking her Fifth Amendment right, Lerner
The Supreme Court's Interpretation of the Fifth Amendment
In support of reargument, Bunora contends that the Fifth Amendment protects him against disclosures he reasonably believes could be used in a criminal prosecution or could lead to other evidence that might be so used, and that he did not waive this right.
Currently, the fifth amendment provides the company with an available revolving line of credit of USD80m, maturing in July 2012.
We don't have a clear understanding of who owns it, the manager or the financing," he said of the Fifth Amendment.
I have fully cooperated with the Secret Service (but) the current circumstances warrant invocation of my Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination," CBS quoted Salahis, as saying in the letter.
In December, Ashenfelter turned to his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in refusing to answer questions about sources.
Petroleum Development Corporation (NASDAQ:PETD), a US-based company that explores for oil and gas, has reported a fifth amendment to a revolving bank loan agreement.
Coercive Interrogation and the Fifth Amendment after 9/11, Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz in his classic provocative style--challenges the reader to rethink the protections of the Fifth Amendment.
The Fifth Amendment explicitly prohibits detaining any person outside of the criminal or military justice systems: "No person shall be held to answer for a capital or other infamous crime, unless on presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the [military].
You may have seen that an executive of BP, formerly known as British Petroleum, took the Fifth Amendment on Capitol Hill recently.