The Sixth and Seventh Amendment

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The 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, 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."

The Seventh Amendment

"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."

Summary of the Sixth Amendment

A quick summary of the Sixth Amendment is that a person has the right to be told what they are charged with, have a fair and speedy trial by a jury, to have a lawyer during the trial and has the right to question witnesses against them and have the right to get their own witnesses to testify.

Summary of the Seventh Amendment

This next summary is the Seventh Amendment and it clearly states that a person has the right to a jury trial for civil cases, the rights of those being sued.

Article Dealing with the Seventh Amendment

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The 6th Amendment Explanation
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