Sixth Amendment

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Miguel Angel Peña Rodriguez worked as a horse keeper at a horse-racing track. See Pena-Rodriguez v. People, 2015 CO 31, ¶3 (2015); Brief for Respondent, State of Colorado at 4. In May of 2007, a man sexually harassed two teenage girls in the women’s...

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Respondent Randy Moore and two other men were allegedly involved in the assault, kidnapping, and murder of Kenneth Rogers. See Moore v. Czerniak, 574 F.3d 1092, 1095, 1097 (9th Cir. 2009). Sometime after the incident, Moore disclosed his involvement in...

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On November 26, 2014, while inspecting blighted areas in New Orleans, a code enforcement officer discovered the dead body of a woman, later identified as Trinece Fedison, inside a trash can in an alley. Louisiana v. Ramos at 2. New Orleans homicide...

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The Sixth Amendment provides that a person accused of a crime has the right to confront a witness against him or her in a criminal action. This includes the right to be present at the trial (which is guaranteed by the Federal Rules of Criminal...

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OverviewThe right to counsel refers to the right of a criminal defendant to have a lawyer assist in his defense, even if he cannot afford to pay for an attorney. The Sixth Amendment gives defendants the right to counsel in federal prosecutions. However,...
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In 1998, sixteen-year old Marcus Lee was fatally shot. See Brief for Respondent, Illinois at 1. Respondent the State of Illinois ("the State") charged Petitioner Michael Rivera with first degree murder. See id. The State alleged that Rivera, an alleged...

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On July 15, 2002, police officers from the Fredericksburg, Texas Police Department arrested Walter Allen Rothgery for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a third-degree felony under Texas law. See Tex. Penal Code § 46.04; Brief for Petitioner...

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In 1983, Frank Spisak (“Spisak”) was convicted of murdering a minister and three students in a racially and homophobically motivated shooting spree at Cleveland State University and was sentenced to death. See Spisak v. Mitchell, 465 F.3d 684, 688 (6th...

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Southern Union Company (“Southern Union”), a distributor of natural gas, acquired an old gas manufacturing plant in Rhode Island (“the Tidewater property”) as part of its new operations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island in 2000. See United States v....

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In 2008, police observed Marcus Sykes toss aside a gun after aborting his attempt to rob two individuals outside a liquor store in Indianapolis, Indiana. See United States v. Sykes, 598 F.3d 334, 335 (7th Cir. 2010). Police arrested Sykes for...

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