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Throughout the duration of this course, students have been introduced to several amendments in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Please review the summary of the amendments in the Bill of Rights presented in the course lecture and answer the following questions:
Which amendment from the Bill of Rights do you believe is the most important and has had the largest impact on society today? Why? How does this amendment impact your daily life from a professional and personal standpoint?
REPLY TO MY CLASSMATE’S RESPONSE TO THE ABOVE QUESTIONS AND EXPLAIN WHY YOU AGREE? (A MINIMUM OF 150 WORDS)
The amendment that drew my attention in great interest was the Sixth Amendment. The guaranteed right to criminal defendants to a public trial without unnecessary delays. This amendment details the rights a defendant has to any degree of the crime in questioning. The oversight of the smallest error could really give a defendant an easy walk to freedom. The 1963 case of Gideon vs. Wainwright revealed how a simple error and the right of the defendant could easily end with a win for the defendant. The Supreme Court overturned all the previous charges in favor of Clarence Gideon. The Supreme Court stressed that the right to counsel was a fundamental right that applies to all states. Again, the Sixth Amendment holds all parties accountable on all levels. It ensures that all citizens, not the government, control criminal justice, but the law will always be a constant opposition due to the constant change such as plead bargaining in regards to the Sixth Amendment. This is truly what intrigues me about the law and the thought of what would the foundering fathers think today.