The question is asking what part of the Constitution requires "proof beyond a reasonable doubt."
I see two answers -- both B and D.
"Reasonable doubt is also a constitutionally mandated burden of proof in criminal proceedings. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the due process clause of the Fifth Amendment and Fourteenth Amendments to the federal constitution prohibit criminal defendants from being convicted on any quantum of evidence less than proof beyond a reasonable doubt."
I would have to say your right it could be either of those and I did a little more looking into it and I am going to go with B my gut is now telling me its that. I will let you know what the answer is in a little while.
I agree -- B is the best answer.
Nope I was right the first time the answer was D, the due process clauses. I am learning its always best to go with your first instinct, because I always over analyze what is right in front of me.
Thank you for your help!
OK. I see where I went wrong -- although I still think B is a legitimate answer. The due process clauses (plural) are found in both the 5th and 14th amendments.
It looks as though you need to study each question thoroughly, as this one is ambiguous.
Thanks for clarifying this answer for me.
Its ok, When I keep looking at the question, and trying to find it in my book, its not always how the question is asked, or it puts several possible answers in it and only one of them is the one they want. as in this case, it should have had a choice of both b and d, but thats aright I did pretty well on it. Got a 90 on it.