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Essay title: Sixth Amendment

The sixth amendment is a right to a speedy trial, which

means in all criminal prosecutionsthe accused shall

enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an

impartial jury of the state and district wherin the crime

shall have been committed.

2 The right to a speedy trial may be derived from a

provision of Magna Carta and it was a right so

interpreted by Coke 12. Much the same language was

incorporated into the Virginia Declaration of Rights of

1776 and from there into the Sixth Amendment.

3 President and vs President

4 Basically, the 6th Amendment states that in all

criminal trials, the defendant has the right to demand

that a trial be held quickly, and also that they have the

right to demand that a trial be held publicly. It also

states that an unbiased jury be impaneled (note -this-

well!) from the State -and- District in which the crime

was committed. It also states that the accused be fully

informed of both the nature of the charges against

them (the charges that have been placed, the reasons

why they are being charged, and the result of the

charges should they be affirmed), and the cause of the

charges against them (the accused must be informed

as to who placed the charges). It also states that the

defendant has the right to be faced with the people

who placed the charges; and that the Defendant has

the right to call witnesses in their defense, and that the

defendant has the right to have an attorney-at-law

(lawyer) assist them in making their defense.

The sixth amendment is a right to a speedy trial, which

means in all criminal prosecutionsthe accused shall

enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an

impartial jury of the state and district wherin the crime

shall have been committed.

2 The right

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