JUDGMENTS & PROPHECIES: THE FIFTH AMENDMENT

JUDGMENTS & PROPHECIES

Pundit ARTHUR KROCK in the NEW YORK TIMES:

THE Fifth Amendment stands in need of defenders because of the motives for which it has been invoked on many occasions in recent times. This may have given a widespread impression that the principal effect of the Fifth is to stand between wrongdoers and their just punishment. But the courts have made it plain that the Fifth Amendment cannot successfully be invoked merely because social discredit and persecution may be the consequence of testimony. That is why Prof. Edward S. Corwin was able to make the following statement of fact in...

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