Eroding the Fifth Amendment

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March 17, 2013
by Timothy J Taylor  
Posted in Commentary

"What is next in the evolution of American criminal law after forcing defendants to take truth serums and undergo polygraph examinations if they wish to plead not guilty? Can you imagine an Orwellian process like this in which defendants in every criminal case are required to prove it if they plead not guilty? The Fifth Amendment would evaporate completely right before our eyes. This situation illustrates the problem with the insanity defense in American jurisprudence." (03/14/13)  


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