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  • Intro.2 Introduction to the 2012 Centennial Edition
    Introduction to the 2012 Centennial Edition The need for a comprehensive treatise on the Constitution was apparent to Congress from early in the 20th century. In 1911, the Senate Manual (a compilation . . .
  • Intro.4 Bill of Rights
    Bill of Rights First Through Tenth Amendments On September 12, five days before the Convention adjourned, Mason and Gerry raised the question of adding a bill of rights to the Constitution. Mason said: . . .
  • ArtII.S2.C1.1.1 Commander in Chief Power: Historical Background
    Commander in Chief Power: Historical Background Article II, Section 2, Clause 1: The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, . . .
  • ArtII.S2.C1.1.3.2 Provision for Detention and Trial of Prisoners of War and Enemy Combatants
    Provision for Detention and Trial of Prisoners of War and Enemy Combatants Article II, Section 2, Clause 1: The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the . . .
  • ArtIII.S1.1.1.2.3.5 Federal---State Court Relations: Habeas Review
    Federal---State Court Relations: Habeas Review Article III, Section 1: The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from . . .
  • ArtIV.S1.1.1.2.1 Public Acts and Records
    Public Acts and Records Article IV, Section 1: Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general . . .
  • ArtIV.S2.C2.1.1 Interstate Renditions Clause: Doctrine and Practice
    Interstate Renditions Clause: Doctrine and Practice Article IV, Section 2, Clause 2: A Person charged in any State with Treason, Felony, or other Crime, who shall flee from Justice, and be found in another . . .
  • Amdt5.3.2.2.3.1 Miranda and its Aftermath
    Miranda and its Aftermath Fifth Amendment: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in . . .
  • Amdt5.3.2.2.3.2.1 Custodial Interrogation Standard
    Custodial Interrogation Standard Fifth Amendment: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising . . .
  • Amdt5.3.2.2.3.2.2 Requirements of Miranda
    Requirements of Miranda Fifth Amendment: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in . . .
  • Amdt5.3.2.2.3.2.3 Exceptions to Miranda
    Exceptions to Miranda Fifth Amendment: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the . . .
  • Amdt5.4.4.3.1 What Process is Due when a Deprivation Occurs: Pre-Modern Doctrine
    What Process is Due when a Deprivation Occurs: Pre-Modern Doctrine Fifth Amendment: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of . . .
  • Amdt14.S1.2.1.1.1 Slaughter-House
    Slaughter-House Fourteenth Amendment, Section 1: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein . . .
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