The Evolution of the Constitution of the United States; Showing That It Is a Development of Progressive History and Not an Isolated Document Struck Off at a Given Time or an Imitation of English or Dutch Forms of Government Volume 3

The Evolution of the Constitution of the United States; Showing That It Is a Development of Progressive History and Not an Isolated Document Struck Off at a Given Time or an Imitation of English or Dutch Forms of Government Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...by himself, or his counsel at his election." (Massachusetts Constitution of 1780.) The above provision from the Massachusetts constitution of 1780 is repeated in the New Hampshire constitution of 1784. The Vermont constitution of 1786 repeats the provision given above from the Pennsylvania constitution of 1776. ' Nor shall any person be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself." (Fifth Amendment to the Constitution.) " In all criminal prosecutions the accused shall enjoy the right to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defence." (Sixth Amendment to the Constitution.) 30. Excessive Bail And Fines And Cruel PunishMents. "That all fines shall be moderate." (Pennsylvania Laws Agreed upon in England, 1682.) " That excessive bail ought not to be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted." (Virginia Bill of Rights of 1776.) " Excessive bail shall not be exacted for bailable offences, and all fines shall be moderate." (Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776.) ' That sanguinary laws ought to be avoided, as far as is consistent with the safety of the State: and no law, to inflict cruel and unusual pains and penalties, ought to be made in any case, or at any time hereafter.... "That excessive bail ought not to be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel or unusual punishments inflicted, by the courts of law." (Maryland Declaration of Rights of 1776.) "That excessive bail should not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel or unusual punishments inflicted." (North Carolina Constitution of 1776.) "Excessive...show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236672437
  • 9781236672438