Bill of Rights Quotes

Nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb. (Amend. V)

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial. (Amend. VI)

Once you put ifs and buts in the Bill of Rights, nobody’s civil liberties will be secure.

In Cyberspace, the 1st Amendment is a local ordinance.

We must remember the First Amendment which protects any shrill jackass no matter how self-seeking.

I cannot consider the Bill of Rights to be an outworn 18th Century ‘straitjacket’ as the Twining opinion did. Its provisions may be thought outdated abstractions by some. And it is true that they were designed to meet ancient evils. But they are the same kind of human evils that have emerged from century to […]

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated. (Amend. IV)

What keeps most Americans from being shocked by the shredding of the Bill of Rights is that they have yet to feel the consequences, either personally or through someone close to them. It would appear, however, that they only have to wait.

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury… nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any Criminal Case to be a […]

The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to “create” rights. Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibit our Government from infringing rights and liberties presumed to be preexisting.