An impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed

from United States Congress (Ft. James Madison & Thomas Jefferson) – The U.S. Constitution (Bill Of Rights) on Rap Genius

Meaning

Originally, this amendment meant the right to a trial by common law and that juries simply had to be made up of 12 individuals from the same area and the verdict had to be unanimous. With the addition of the 14th amendment this section was reexamined. They found that the verdict no longer had no be unanimous and enforced stricter jury questioning in order to ensure that they were truly impartial to the case and the defendant.

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