6th Amendment


Sixth Amendment

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 wherein the crime shall have been committed .

Backround on 6th Amendment

The sixth amendment is often referred to as the amendment that provides for a fair trial . It also establishes specific rights for those accused of criminal actions by the government .

Supreme court case

They decided that the 6th amendment requires the federal government to pay for lawyers to defend poor people who cannot afford there own attorneys .
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Leavitt, Amie Jane. Bill of Rights in Translation : What It Really Means. Mankato: Capstone, 2009. Ebook.

"The Sixth Amendment." Constitutional Amendments: From Freedom of Speech to Flag Burning. 2nd ed. Vol. 1. Detroit: UXL, 2008. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 10 Dec. 2015