Sixth Amendment Reflection

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The sixth amendment defines the right to a speedy trail. In Section I of the amendment states “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” (Hendrix, 2013, p. 91). The state government cannot kill, imprison, or seize personal property without a fair trial. An individual is innocent until proven guilty, the Bible states “Does our law condemn a man without first hearing him, to find out what he has been doing?” (John 7:51). The accused is charged and represented by a defense attorney who is responsible for advising the accused on what course of action to take. The accused…show more content…
My perception of the court system has stayed the same. I have respect for the system due to the impartial sentencing and the structure of the court system to deliver justice. The court system allows an accused person to appeal a decision imposed by a lower court due to errors. The court systems must change over time due to issues arising concerning violation of current laws and citizen rights, the government must make changes to correct the systems or make new laws. For instance, the United States Supreme Court, the supreme law of the land make changes to laws that will affect the nation. The Supreme Court “resolves conflict that raises “substantial federal question”, typically related to the constitutionality of some slower-court rule, decision, or procedure” (Hendrix, 2013, p.212). The changes in laws make things better as it changes. Per, Fischer (2016), one covenant introduces a group of people with a new set of laws; however, the next covenant affirms the same principle, but supersedes the previous covenant (Fischer, 2016, slide 7). The court system is needed for balance and constancy of enforcing the laws. The judge makes sure the sentence fits the crime; consequently, some decision may or may not be favorable for the

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