Bill Of Rights Project

by Olivia Thompson

6th Amendment~ Right to Speed Trial by Jury, Witnesses, Counsel

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district where in the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.

This amendment means that all people have the right to a seedy trial. Everyone is innocent till proven guilty. Also that the defendant has the right to have witness in their favor, and a lawyer.

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9th Amendment~ Non-Enumerated Rights Retained by People

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

This amendment means that the Constitution can not make laws that will take away the people's rights.

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