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Reaction paper to 'The Conspirator'

"The Conspirator"; (the movie) write a 3-page reaction paper considering the issue of due process under the 5th and 14th Amendment addressing the legal system's use of military tribunal versus the right to a jury trial. Write in first person, explaining your position, as related to what you have learned about due process.

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In the move "The Conspirator", the primary actor was the first woman to be hanged in the United States under order of the law. More importantly was the fact that she was convicted using a military tribunal instead of a trial by jury despite the fact that she was an American citizen who was not in the armed forces. This fact is in violation of the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This Amendment mandates that no person who is a citizen of the United States shall be deprived of liberty or due process when attempting to be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on presentment or indictment of a grand jury aside from cases tried in military tribunals where the case arises in the land or naval forces when the person is in active military serving in time of war or public danger.

The woman in the movie was not serving in the military and she was tried by a military tribunal despite ...

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Reaction papers for 'The Conspirator' are examined. The due process for the jury trial is given.