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(Episode 20) Indicting a Ham Sandwich: The Fifth Amendment, Part 1 of 3

Michael: "Yes. It was on company property with company property, so double jeopardy. We are fine." Ryan: "I don't think you understand how jeopardy works." Michael: "Oh, right. I'm sorry. What is 'We're fine?'" -The Office, "Fun Run" (2007)
Nick: "They're tough in Louisiana, Libby. You shoot me, they'll give you the gas chamber." Libby [Ashley Judd]: "No they won't. It's called double jeopardy. I learned a few things in prison, Nick. I could shoot you in the middle of Mardi Gras and they can't touch me." -Double Jeopardy (1999)
Welcome to Season 3, listeners! We hope you like our new look on the blog and on social media, and we're excited to bring you more constitutional fun through the Twelfth Amendment. This week, we're starting with the Fifth Amendment, and this episode is the first of three installments. The Fifth Amendment states:
"No person shall be held to answer for a capit…

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