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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 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.

  • Amdt6.1  Sixth Amendment: Overview
  • Amdt6.2 Right to a Speedy and Public Trial
    • Amdt6.2.1 Right to a Speedy Trial
      • Amdt6.2.1.1  Right to a Speedy Trial: Historical Background
      • Amdt6.2.1.2 Right to a Speedy Trial: Doctrine and Practice
    • Amdt6.2.2 Right to a Public Trial
      • Amdt6.2.2.1  Right to a Public Trial: Historical Background
      • Amdt6.2.2.2  Right to a Public Trial: Doctrine and Practice
  • Amdt6.3 Right to Trial by Jury
    • Amdt6.3.1 Right to Trial by Jury
      • Amdt6.3.1.1  Right to Trial by Jury: Historical Background
      • Amdt6.3.1.2 Right to Trial by Jury: Doctrine and Practice
        • Amdt6.3.1.2.1 When the Right to a Jury Trial Applies
          • Amdt6.3.1.2.1.1  When the Right to a Jury Trial Applies: Current Doctrine
        • Amdt6.3.1.2.2  Right to Trial by Jury: Scope of the Right
    • Amdt6.3.2 Right to an Impartial Jury
      • Amdt6.3.2.1 Right to an Impartial Jury: Doctrine and Practice
    • Amdt6.3.3 Right to a Local Jury
      • Amdt6.3.3.1  Right to a Local Jury: Historical Background
      • Amdt6.3.3.2  Right to a Local Jury: Doctrine and Practice
  • Amdt6.4 Right to Notice of Accusation
    • Amdt6.4.1  Right to Notice of Accusation: Doctrine and Practice
  • Amdt6.5 Right to Confront Adverse Witnesses
    • Amdt6.5.1 Right to Confront Adverse Witnesses: Doctrine and Practice
      • Amdt6.5.1.1  Right to Confront Adverse Witnesses: Early Doctrine
      • Amdt6.5.1.2  Right to Confront Adverse Witnesses: Doctrine from 1960s to 1990s
      • Amdt6.5.1.3  Right to Confront Adverse Witnesses: Current Doctrine
  • Amdt6.6 Right to Compulsory Process
    • Amdt6.6.1  Right to Compulsory Process: Doctrine and Practice
  • Amdt6.7 Right to Counsel
    • Amdt6.7.1  Right to Counsel: Historical Background
    • Amdt6.7.2 Right to Counsel: Doctrine and Practice
      • Amdt6.7.2.1 Right to Have Counsel Appointed
        • Amdt6.7.2.1.1  Right to Have Counsel Appointed: Early Doctrine
        • Amdt6.7.2.1.2  Right to Have Counsel Appointed: Current Doctrine
      • Amdt6.7.2.2  Right of Choice of Counsel
      • Amdt6.7.2.3  When the Right to Counsel Applies
      • Amdt6.7.2.4  Right of Effective Assistance of Counsel