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The Sixth Amendment Right to a Jury

This site explores the issues: What does the Sixth Amendment right to a trial by jury in criminal cases mean? What is "a jury"? Must a jury have 12 members, or will 6 do? How about 5? Must juries be unanimous to convict? Could someone be convicted, say, 7 to 5? Do the same requirements apply in state cases governed by the 14th Amendment as in federal cases governed by the 6th Amendment? How should the Court find answers to such questions? In addition to an introduction to the materials, there are questions for discussion as well as links to relevant cases and conferences.


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