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Faults in the sixth Amendment

The sixth amndment says you ave he right to a speedy and public trial. In this next article it talk about House Arrest, which in some cases, people were given a sentence of house arrest without a trial.

http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=12274

This next article is about Obama senticing someone without a trial. Some say he can do so with such authority but others ebate on the subject. There is a video inclded with this article.

http://open.salon.com/blog/behind_blue_eyes/2009/05/22/obama_proposes_indefinite_preventive_detention_without_trial

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Faults in the second Amendment

The second amendment says that you have the right to bear arms, simply translated as that you have the right to own a weapon. However, some citizens have had weapons and got arrested for it. This first artice is the Pros and Cons of owning guns. It is important to know your limits when you haver a gun in possession.

http://usliberals.about.com/od/patriotactcivilrights/i/ProConGunLaws.htm

         This next article is about a rapper that goes by the MC name of Lil' Wayne. He was arrested in Idaho for having a gun within his tour bus. Although he wasn't carrying it, he still got arrested even though the amendments say he has the right to have a eapon.

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1631531/lil-wayne-be-sentenced-today.jhtml

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Introduction to America's Constitutional Amendments

   The Constitution is one of the most important documents in U.S. history. It contains twenty – seven powerful amendments, summarized as the guidelines in which we live by. However, some citizens in America are not receiving proper rights from the Constitution. The first amendment I choose to discuss is the first amendment which is also part of the Bill of Rights. It states that a person has the freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly and the right to petiton. Another amendment would be the second amendment, which is the right to bear arms. Also, I choose to discuss amendment number four, which simply states that authorities can not have unreasonable searches and seizures without an official warrant. Finally the sixth amendment which says you have the right to  speedy and public trial.

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Faults in the fourth Amendment

The fourth amendment says that there cannot be any unreaonable searches and seizures, meaning that cops cannot fully search your vehicle/house/etc. without a warrant or if they suspect something illegal. I only have on link of articles but within this link are many different stories about unreasonable searches and seizures. There are multiple articles on one web page.

http://reason.com/archives/2006/12/13/unreasonable-searches-and-seiz

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Faults in the first Amendment

      The first amendment is probably the most important amendment due to the fact that it grants American citizens the freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly, and the freedom to petition. Although many authortities seem to find "loopholes" in the Constitution. This first article is about the Wall Street protests and how police are acting out in a rather violent way against protesters. Even though the protests can get corrupt and hectic, they are aloud to be there due to part of the first amendment saying theyhave the right to protest.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505123_162-57326876/in-day-of-protests-occupy-wall-street-faces-police-violence/

       This next artcle is abot a college survey taken sying that most citizens do not know their own customs relating to their religion. The authorities in this article seem to be angry with these particular people, however they cannot force religion upon them due to the section of the first amendment saying they have the right to whatever religion they choose.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2007-03-07-teaching-religion-cover_N.htm

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