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  • Reading of the Constitution

    by Representative Mark Meadows

    Posted on 2013-01-15

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    MEADOWS. Amendment VI: ``In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I yield to the gentlewoman from Connecticut (Ms. Esty).



    Ms. ESTY. Amendment VII: ``In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I yield to the gentleman from New Mexico (Mr. Pearce).

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