The sixth Amendment
background of the 6th amendment
description of the 6th amendment
supreme court case
In1967 the Supreme Court applied the speedy trial clause of the Sixth Amendment to the states in Klopfer v. North Carolina . In that case a defendant in North Carolina was accused of a criminal trespass. When a jury in the trial was unable to decide the case, the government prosecutor dismissed the charge but retained the right to charge the defendant again at any time the defendant argued that this violated his right to a speedy trial. The Supreme Court agreed, finding that keeping the defendant under a cloud of suspicion for an indefinite period of time violated the Sixth Amendment.
Description of Supreme Court cases
Leavitt, Amie Jane. Bill of Rights in translation : What it really means. Mankato: Capstone P, 2009. Ebook.