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Below shows how Rights secured by Texas Constitution,

as inherent and inalienable, forever to remain inviolate,

are also found in International Law that is now part of

the supreme Law of the Land for the United States.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966, entry into force 23 March 1976, in accordance with Article 49. Ratified in 1992 by Congress of the United States to become part of the supreme Law of the Land for the people of the united State of America, pursuant to Article IV, US Constitution; The “supremacy clause”.

INTERNATIONAL LAW

TEXAS LAW

Article 14

2. Everyone charged with a criminal offence shall have the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.

[oddly, not in Texas Constitution, but is in Texas Statutory Law, in the Code of Criminal Procedure, under Chapter 2: General Duties of Officers. Of course, in US Constitution]

Code of Criminal Procedure, under Chapter 2:

Art. 2.03. NEGLECT OF DUTY.

(b) It is the duty of the trial court, the attorney representing the accused, the attorney representing the state and all peace officers to so conduct themselves as to insure a fair trial for both the state and the defendant, not impair the presumption of innocence, and at the same time afford the public the benefits of a free press.

Article 15

1 . No one shall be held guilty of any criminal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a criminal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed.

Art. I, Bill of Rights

Sec. 16. BILLS OF ATTAINDER; EX POST FACTO OR RETROACTIVE LAWS; IMPAIRING OBLIGATION OF CONTRACTS. No bill of attainder, ex post facto law, retroactive law, or any law impairing the obligation of contracts, shall be made.

Article 9

5. Anyone who has been the victim of unlawful arrest or detention shall have an enforceable right to compensation.

Sec. 19. DEPRIVATION OF LIFE, LIBERTY, ETC.; DUE COURSE OF LAW. No citizen of this State shall be deprived of life, liberty, property, privileges or immunities, or in any manner disfranchised, except by the due course of the law of the land.

Article 14

6. When a person has by a final decision been convicted of a criminal offence and when subsequently his conviction has been reversed or he has been pardoned on the ground that a new or newly discovered fact shows conclusively that there has been a miscarriage of justice, the person who has suffered punishment as a result of such conviction shall be compensated

Sec. 13. EXCESSIVE BAIL OR FINES; CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT; REMEDY BY DUE COURSE OF LAW. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel or unusual punishment inflicted. All courts shall be open, and every person for an injury done him, in his lands, goods, person or reputation, shall have remedy by due course of law.

Sec. 30. RIGHTS OF CRIME VICTIMS.

(a) A crime victim has the following rights:

(4) the right to restitution

Article 11; No one shall be imprisoned merely on the ground of inability to fulfil a contractual obligation. [State prevented me from fulfilling]

Again: Art. I, Bill of Rights; Sec. 16. and

Sec. 18. IMPRISONMENT FOR DEBT. No person shall ever be imprisoned for debt.