Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 76A.djvu/98

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-2§3. Edition with ancillaries; revisions; supplements (a) The Governor shall cause the Canal Zone Code to be printed and published, with appropriate ancillary materials, and from time to time may cause revisions of the Code to be prepared, printed and published. For this purpose and for the supplements to the Code, the Governor, in such case, may negotiate, without advertising, a contract with a qualified law book publisher. (b) The Governor shall cause cumulative supplements to this Code to be prepared, printed and published at least every two years. (c) The supplements shall contain all amendments to this Code, amendment notes, annotations based upon pertinent court decisions, tables, and index, and such other ancillary materials as the Governor directs. CHAPTER 3—PERSONAL AND CIVIL RIGHTS Sec. 31. Rijilits and guarantees.

§ 31. Rights and guarantees The principles of government enumerated below, that are essential to the rule of law and the maintenance of order, have applicability and force in the Canal Zone: (1) Bills of attainder and ex post facto laws are void. (2) Laws respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof are void. (3) Laws abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the Government for a redress of grievances are void. (4) The right of the people to be secure against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. (5) A person may not be: (A) put twice in jeopardy for the same oflfense; or (B) compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself; or (C) deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law. (6) Private property may not be taken for public use, without just compensation. (7) In criminal prosecutions, the accused has the right to: (A) a speedy and public trial; (B) be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; (C) except as provided by section 3507 of Title 6, be confronted with the witnesses against him; (D) produce witnesses in his behalf and have compulsory process for obtaining them: and ( VJ) have the assistance of counsel for his defense. (8) Excessive bail may not be required, nor excessive fine imposed, nor ci'uel or unusual punishments imposed. (9) Slavery and involuntary servitude may not exist, except as a punishment for crime. CHAPTER 5—RULES OF DEFINITIONS Sec. 61. Words denotiiijj miinber. gender, etc.; definitions. fi2. Words and phrases. Ki. Words giving joint authority. 04. Notice e.'S. Exeontion of sicrnarure by mark.. 06. Constrnction of Code.

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