The 6th Amendment

Ariss Cathey December 10, 2014 Blk 2

The 6th 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 where in the crime 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 compolsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.
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Court Case

After being accused of robbery, Clarence Gideon defended himself in a Florida court because the judge in the case refused to appoint a free lawyer. The jury found Gideon Guilty. Eventually, Gideon appealed his Conviction to the United States Supreme Court, claiming that by failing to appoint a lawyer the lower court had violated his rights under the sixth and fourteenth Amendments.

Bill of Rights Scenario

John was suing JoAnna because he believed that she had stolen his camera. The judge had told him that he didn't have the right to a case because he had no solid evidence. Later in the week, John brought back some evidence, also stating that it was against his 6th amendment to not let him have a court case, so the judge had to give him one.