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The Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution means the following:

1. Persons charged with a capital crime have the right to a Grand Jury;

2. As per above, Unless it is a military crime;

3. One cannot be tried twice for the same offense;

4. One does not have to testify against oneself; and

5. Property cannot be taken except vis just payment to the owner.

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