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Civil Liberties: John Ashcroft Is Rewriting the 6th Amendment

Civil Liberties: John Ashcroft Is Rewriting the 6th Amendment | Jeremy McCloskey-Sixth Amendment | Scoop.it
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Rewriting the Sixth Amendment will change lots of things about the court system. The man behind this course of action, John Ashcroft, is planning on changing it due to one person's particular case where again the judge had violated the individual's right to a counsel. There is no way of telling why individual rights are being taken away, but one thing for sure is to not do anything to upset the court system since it seems quite susceptible to making people in it suffer more than they need to.

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Panel Denies Santos Freedom During Her Corruption Appeal

Panel Denies Santos Freedom During Her Corruption Appeal | Jeremy McCloskey-Sixth Amendment | Scoop.it
Former Chicago City Treasurer Miriam Santos is scheduled to surrender to a federal prison camp later this week after a federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected her bid to remain free on bond while...
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Despite the picture of Shaquille O'Neal above, the article is telling about a woman who may be getting sent to a federal prison camp due to her receiving a corruption fee from five counts of mail fraud and one count of extortion. A judge violating her 'Sixth Amendment' right to choose a counsel or jury is what makes this related to the Sixth Amendment.  She had faced 40 months in a federal prison camp for women.

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Sixth Amendment | U.S. Constitution | LII / Legal Information Institute

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In other words, people have the right to go to court and still have rights but within a court system. Suspects have the right to have a speedy trial, jury, and to an attorney. Anybody who violates this amendment is subject to go without aid or trial and could possibly lead to many years in prison without the consent of the system.

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Trampling Over the Sixth Amendment

Trampling Over the Sixth Amendment | Jeremy McCloskey-Sixth Amendment | Scoop.it
According to a local public defender, people appearing in two Northern Kentucky courts — particularly the poor — are having their rights violated, and judges are responsible.
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People in the state of Kentucky are having rights taken away from them, but not because they are violating it. The judges in this state are fully responsible for they are doing it without any reason whatsoever. Due to them violating it, poeple in the state may not have any rights ot a speedy trial nor will they have many rights as people in court either.

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6th Amendment

The Right to a speedy Trial
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This is our first example of what happens when you get involved with the Sixth Amendment. People accused have a right to a jury of one's peers. The trial must be held where the crime was commited. People are also required to follow Miranda's rights which is what cops use when they arrest people who mess with the law. In this case he was unable to meet the trial which he had to wait more and more years when he still had time to make it up.

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