6th amendment

Josue Garcia

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 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.
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background of the 6th amendment

the amendment is the right to a speedy and public trial, to be confronted with the witnesses against him/her, and is included in the constitution for the right for the people to have a fair trial.

description of the 6th amendment

all criminal prosecutions, shall enjoy the right, by an impartial jury of the state and which to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation and shall let people have a right and fair trial.
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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.

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Description of Supreme Court cases

The courts decide that finding that keeping the defendant under a cloud of suspicion for and indefinite period of time violated the sixth amendment.
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Citation

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http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CCX2639900006&v=2.1&u=j220908045&it=r&p=GVRL&sw=w&asid=ade586179a4ea2a3d43dcb8e37612b8d

Leavitt, Amie Jane. Bill of Rights in translation : What it really means. Mankato: Capstone P, 2009. Ebook.