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Amendment 6

Right to a Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witnesses

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 defence.

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  2. This amendment ensures that a citizen gets a speedy trial and legal representation. There has been discussions in the news about how different people get different levels of legal help - that the rich get the best. How might this be dealt with?

 

 

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