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U.S. Constitution – Amendment 6

Amendment 6 – Right to Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witnesses

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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.

Notes for this amendment:
Proposed 9/25/1789
Ratified 12/15/1791

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