Amendments 6 & 7

by Andy Pichardo

Amendment #6

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, 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.
Or in simpler terms, the right to a fair, speedy, and public trial by jury.

Which means that any case, the trial of that case will always have a jury. It protects us from sitting in prison for a long amount of time just for being accused of something, this amendment will make sure that there is enough evidence to put you away and that you may defend yourself during a trial.

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Amendment #7

In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
In simpler terms, it is the right to have civil cases heard by a jury for anything above $20.00.

Which means that in a civil case (plaintiff & defendant), there will be a jury. This protects us because if anyone doesn't pay you for a service, etc, (over $20) then you may sue them and get a civil trial by jury.

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