States of America Bill of Rights
I - Congress
shall make no law respecting an establishment of
religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the
speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to
to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
II - A
well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of
a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not
III - No
soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any
house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a
be prescribed by law.
IV - The
right of the people to be secure in their persons,
houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and
not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause,
supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place
searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
V - No
person shall be held to answer for a capital, or
otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a
except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia,
actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be
for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor
compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be
of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall
property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
VI - In
all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the
right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state
district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district
been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature
and cause of
the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to
compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have
assistance of counsel for his defense.
VII - In
suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall
exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved,
fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the
States, than according to the rules of the common law.
VIII - Excessive
bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines
imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
IX - The
enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights,
shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the
X - The
powers not delegated to the United States by the
Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the
respectively, or to the people.
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