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Unformatted text preview: • Judicially created remedy to deter police from violating the 4 th and 5 th amendment rights of suspects • “Good faith” exceptions 6 th amendment Right to counsel • Suspects entitled to appointed attorney if they cannot afford one • Gideon v. Wainwright – all persons accused of a crime are entitled to an attorney Right to a jury trial • Right to speedy and public trial by an impartial jury • No group can be systematically excluded from serving on a jury Right to confront a witness 8 th Amendment – Cruel & Unusual Punishment Often argued in death penalty cases • 38 states allow the death penalty • Furman v. Georgia (1972) o death penalty unconstitutional • Gregg v. Georgia (1976) o new death penalty statute constitutional • McKlesky v. Kemp (1987) o death penalty constitutional • McKlesky v. Kemp (1987) o more difficult for inmates to file repeated appeals Right to Privacy...
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2008 for the course POLS 206 taught by Professor Someonethatwasjusttryingtogettheirdoctorate during the Fall '06 term at Texas A&M.
- Fall '06