48 U.S.C. § 1561 : US Code - Section 1561: Rights and prohibitions

      No law shall be enacted in the Virgin Islands which shall deprive
    any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law
    or deny to any person therein equal protection of the laws.
      In all criminal prosecutions the accused shall enjoy the right to
    be represented by counsel for his defense, to be informed of the
    nature and cause of the accusation, to have a copy thereof, to have
    a speedy, and public trial, to be confronted with the witnesses
    against him, and to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses
    in his favor.
      No person shall be held to answer for a criminal offense without
    due process of law, and no person for the same offense shall be
    twice put in jeopardy of punishment, nor shall be compelled in any
    criminal cause to give evidence against himself; nor shall any
    person sit as judge or magistrate in any case in which he has been
    engaged as attorney or prosecutor.
      All persons shall be bailable by sufficient sureties in the case
    of criminal offenses, except for first-degree murder or any capital
    offense when the proof is evident or the presumption great.
      Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines
    imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted.
      No law impairing the obligation of contracts shall be enacted.
      No person shall be imprisoned or shall suffer forced labor for
      All persons shall have the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus
    and the same shall not be suspended except as herein expressly
      No ex post facto law or bill of attainder shall be enacted.
      Private property shall not be taken for public use except upon
    payment of just compensation ascertained in the manner provided by
      The right to be secure against unreasonable searches and seizures
    shall not be violated.
      No warrant for arrest or search 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
      Slavery shall not exist in the Virgin Islands.
      Involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof
    the party shall have been duly convicted by a court of law, shall
    not exist in the Virgin Islands.
      No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech or of the
    press or the right of the people peaceably to assembly (!1) and
    petition the government for the redress of grievances.

      No law shall be made respecting an establishment of religion or
    prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
      No person who advocates, or who aids or belongs to any party,
    organization, or association which advocates, the overthrow by
    force or violence of the government of the Virgin Islands or of the
    United States shall be qualified to hold any office of trust or
    profit under the government of the Virgin Islands.
      No money shall be paid out of the Virgin Islands treasury except
    in accordance with an Act of Congress or money bill of the
    legislature and on warrant drawn by the proper officer.
      The contracting of polygamous or plural marriages is prohibited.
      The employment of children under the age of sixteen years in any
    occupation injurious to health or morals or hazardous to life or
    limb is prohibited.
      Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to limit the
    power of the legislature herein provided to enact laws for the
    protection of life, the public health, or the public safety.
      No political or religious test other than an oath to support the
    Constitution and the laws of the United States applicable to the
    Virgin Islands, and the laws of the Virgin Islands, shall be
    required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the
    Government of the Virgin Islands.
      The following provisions of and amendments to the Constitution of
    the United States are hereby extended to the Virgin Islands to the
    extent that they have not been previously extended to that
    territory and shall have the same force and effect there as in the
    United States or in any State of the United States: article I,
    section 9, clauses 2 and 3; article IV, section 1 and section 2,
    clause 1; article VI, clause 3; the first to ninth amendments
    inclusive; the thirteenth amendment; the second sentence of section
    1 of the fourteenth amendment; and the fifteenth and nineteenth
    amendments: Provided, however, That all offenses against the laws
    of the United States and the laws of the Virgin Islands which are
    prosecuted in the district court pursuant to sections (!2) 1612(a)
    and (c) of this title may be had by indictment by grand jury or by
    information, and that all offenses against the laws of the Virgin
    Islands which are prosecuted in the district court pursuant to
    section 1612(b) of this title or in the courts established by local
    law shall continue to be prosecuted by information, except such as
    may be required by local law to be prosecuted by indictment by
    grand jury.

      All laws enacted by Congress with respect to the Virgin Islands
    and all laws enacted by the territorial legislature of the Virgin
    Islands which are inconsistent with the provisions of this
    subsection (!2) are repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.