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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1988 - Issues. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19438/show/19156.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1988 - Issues. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19438/show/19156

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Transcript FIFTH AMENDMENT Many Americans were formerly never made aware of their enumerated rights, especially those pertaining to the right of counsel, numerous persons were therefore unjustly incarcerated, said Irene Rosenberg. Due process of law, the right to a speedy trial; fundamental rights passed down by word of mouth under saxon ruler in ancient England and protected in writing by the Bill of Rights which guarantees individual freedom to all Americans, according to Rosenberg, Professor of Law at UH's law school. These rights presumed as fundamental by many Americans, are not so fundamental in other countries, said Rosenberg. Nations like Italy and Turkey have a system of assumed guilt. A person is guilty unless proven innocent, and they can linger in prison for years before being brought to trial. The Fifth Amendment reads, "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment of a grand jury except in cases arising in land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be wit ness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation." The Fifth enumerates each right, so as not to leave anything to question, according to Robert Palmer, Cullen Professor of History and Law at UH. The need to actually spell out the rights of individuals is more than Palmer eluded to. According to Rosenberg many Americans are not well informed of their rights and for years many were refused their most basic rights under the Constitution. It was the Miranda Decision in the early '60s that stirred up the greatest controversy on the interpretation of the Constitution, said Rosenberg, the Miranda opened a virtual pandora's box. The decision guarantees that a person must be instructed on their individual rights, and if that is not done before a confession is solicited then the confession is not valid. The Miranda ruling also lists the rights the accused has to counsel before questioning begins. While Fifth Amendment enumerated rights cover the accusing method of the suspect, and the right that illegally solicited information and unconditionally silence can't be used against a person in a court of law, the Sixth Amendment rights go one step further. SIXTH AMENDMENT The Sixth reads, "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 for his defense." Rosenberg called the Sixth, "the right to counsel" amendment. With protection of an expedient trial, guarantee to an impartial jury, and right to solicit witnesses enumerated in this amendment; the strongest point to be noted, said Rosenberg, "is the right that every person in the United States no matter how poor or rich has the right to counsel." Many Americans were formerly never made aware of their enumerated rights, especially those pertaining to the right of counsel, numerous persons were therefore unjustly incarcerated, said Rosenberg. OLUMBIA 409 SUPERIOR C OF TH1 ISTRICT OF CC BUILDING 40 University of Houston