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Chapter 12: Crime and Punishment
Chapter 12: Crime and punishment

More of the Bill of Rights is devoted to crime and punishment than to any other topic. This should come as little surprise given that the government's power to arrest, punish, and imprison people can make for a police state if this authority is not strictly limited by law. The framers of the Constitution had a healthy fear of ...

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