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ARTICLE XIV - BILL OF RIGHTS

Constitution of The San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe
ARTICLE XIV - BILL OF RIGHTS
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The San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe, in exercising its powers of self-government shall not:

(a) make or enforce any law prohibiting the free exercise of religion, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition for redress of grievances;

(b) violate the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures, nor issue warrants, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and person or thing to be seized;

(c) subject any person for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy;

(d) compel any person in any criminal case to be a witness against himself;

(e) take any private property for a public use without just compensation;

(f) deny to any person in a criminal proceeding the right to a speedy and public trial, to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation, to be confronted with the witnesses against him, to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and at his own expense to have the assistance of counsel for his defense and to have these rights explained at the time of arrest;

(g) require excessive bail, impose excessive fines, or inflict cruel and unusual punishments;

(h) deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of its laws or deprive any person of liberty or property without due process of law;

(i) pass any bill of attainder or ex post facto law; or

(j) deny to any person accused of an offense punishable by imprisonment the right, upon request, to a trial by jury of not less than six persons.

NOTICE and DISCLAIMER

This online version of the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe Law & Order Code is maintained by the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe. Pursuant to Tribal Council Resolution No. 2018-21, the Law & Order Code is to be posted and maintained on the Tribe’s website at all times and the Tribal Administration and General Counsel are responsible for posting newly enacted or amended laws to the Tribe’s website within thirty (30) days of their passages into law. If you have any questions regarding the version of the Code posted on this website or need to confirm that it is the most current version, please contact the Tribal Administration or the Tribe’s General Counsel.
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