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Sixth Amendment outlines courtroom trial expectations

The crux of the issue in the Sixth Amendment is ensuring a defendant receives a fair trial. The amendment touches on how quickly the case is brought before the court, the makeup of the jury, and access to counsel. The following is a transcription of the Sixth Amendment to the ...

By Laurie Chapman

April 17, 2017 3:36 p.m. read more..

Fifth Amendment preserves our right to due process, and more

http://www.idahocountyfreepress.com/users/photos/2017/apr/03/73054/ Like the First Amendment, there is substantial information packed into the Fifth Amendment. In this section, our founding fathers have addressed issues such as double jeopardy, due process and eminent domain. It also provides citizens the right to remain silent, or not implicate themselves. The following is a transcription ...

By Laurie Chapman

April 3, 2017 4:19 p.m. read more..

Fourth Amendment addresses search procedures

Following on the heels of the Third Amendment, and enforcing the notion that “each man’s home is his castle,” the Fourth Amendment has been the basis for many opinions regarding appropriate law enforcement and governmental procedures. Again, we are looking at an individual’s right to privacy and freedom from governmental ...

By Laurie Chapman

March 20, 2017 1:32 p.m. read more..

Third Amendment address our right to privacy

Not since the Civil War has the Third Amendment been tested. It's an obscure little section, but a critical one addressing citizen's right to privacy. The following is a transcription of the Third Amendment to the Constitution in its original form. Amendment III No Soldier shall, in time of peace ...

By Laurie Chapman

March 6, 2017 1:01 p.m. read more..

Second amendment arms a nation

I will preface this week’s blog post stating my family has had a tragic connection to gun violence. But wait, don’t stop reading just yet as you may be surprised with my opinion on this amendment. The following is a transcription of the Second Amendment to the Constitution in its ...

By Laurie Chapman

February 13, 2017 11:38 a.m. read more..

Deciphering the First Amendment

Following on the heels of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, now seems a perfect time to address the First Amendment. Let’s dissect how it was written and what it means. The following is a transcription of the First Amendment to the Constitution in its original form. Amendment I Congress shall make ...

By Laurie Chapman

January 27, 2017 3:18 p.m. read more..

Inspecting the Bill of Rights

On Dec. 30, 2016, I traveled to the Grangeville Centennial Library for a little research. I found a large, three-dimensional display marking the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. I was intrigued and thought maybe there was an opportunity for me to write publicly. Following the holidays I returned ...

By Laurie Chapman

January 14, 2017 8:45 a.m. read more..

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