Attachment A to Key Aspects of the U.S. Constitution and Other Laws

Salient Constitutional Rights

Paragraph numbering added by the compiler

1. "No state shall ... deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law"

2. "No state shall ... deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

3. The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.

4. "No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States"

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

6. "no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized"

7. The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it

8. The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury

9. In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right:

           a. to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and

           b. to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation;

           c. to be confronted with the witnesses against him;

           d. to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and

           e. to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.

10. No person shall .....

           a. be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb;

           b. be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself,

           c. be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;

11. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

12. In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

13. "The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."

14. The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.