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3. Re: Megaupload Seizures Jan 23, 2012, 17:12 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 23, 2012, 16:42:
I'm not a lawyer, but I don't see how the seizure of property and shutting down of the site don't violate the US Constitution's fifth amendment:

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Emphasis mine. Maybe someone can explain?


Let's say there's a car shop down the street from you that is suspected of being a chop shop. The police monitor it for a year and routinely see it breaking down stolen cars and very rarely see it doing legitimate work. Or say it's a massage parlor forcing employees to be indentured servants paying off their debt with prostitution.
Does it make sense for them to shut down the business when they arrest the owner?

That's exactly what they did here.
 
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