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The 5th Amendment is an old friend and a good friend. one of the great landmarks in mens struggle to be free of tyranny,
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"The 5th Amendment is an old friend and a good friend. one of the great landmarks in men's struggle to be free of tyranny, to be decent and civilized"

- William O. Douglas

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The 5th Amendment is an important part of the United States Constitution, and it has been a cornerstone of liberty and justice for centuries. William O. Douglas, a Supreme Court Justice, acknowledged the importance of the 5th Amendment and explained it as an "old pal and a good friend." He saw it as a symbol of the battle for freedom from tyranny and for decency and civilization. The 5th Amendment secures people from being forced to testify versus themselves in criminal cases, and it likewise safeguards people from being deprived of life, liberty, or residential or commercial property without due procedure of law. It is a basic right that has been vital in securing residents from oppressive governments and making sure that justice is served.

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USA Flag This quote is written / told by William O. Douglas between October 16, 1898 and January 19, 1980. He/she was a famous Judge from USA. The author also have 19 other quotes.

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