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    Why are confessions and interrogations protected by three constitutional amendments?

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    The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution states:
    "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."

    The Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution states in pertinent part:
    "...No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of ...

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    The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution is given in the solution. The solution gives three constitutional amendments that prove why confessions and interrogations are protected.