Grand Jury Research Paper

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The third article to the United States Constitution concerns the judicial aspects of the federal government and how that branch of government must be executed. Although, the U.S. Constitution does not give that much of a detailed outline of how the courts shall be conducted. The Bill of Right, however, does have some say in the matter. In particular, amendments four, five, six and seven deal with citizens’ rights in the judicial system. “The judicial Power shall extend under this Constitution, the Laws of the United State, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority…” This is relevant in today’s society because it has evolved so much since the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were ratified, they still hold significance…show more content…
The jury system that is in place by the United States Constitution is pivotal to hearing the rights and grievances of citizens in public and with a jury of their peers. Why, even Amendment six of the Bill of Right is written as thus; “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… to have the assistance of counsel for his defense”. The point being that there are safeguards in place to protect the rights of every American citizen. These safeguards are the Bill of Right, which along with the Constitution of the United States is the bedrock for the republic. To be specific on the matter at hand, the third article of the Constitution must be examined for an understanding of how and why it functions in the…show more content…
If the charges manages to break a law, then the trial may be moved to a criminal court, not a court of law that settles property disputes or minor issues of legal degrees. It must be noted that, “The majority of legal disputes in the U.S. are settled in state courts, but federal courts have considerable power as well. Many of their rulings become precedent, or a principle, law or interpretation of a law established by a court ruling.” It also must be noted that the “Bill of Rights” was created and authorized to act on the United States Constitution, so the new federal government might have some limitations brought into it for a reason. The U.S. Constitution grants and outlines the new structure of the relationship between the federal government, the states and the people, the bedrock of democracy. The judicial branch, i.e. the institution that will be known as the Supreme Court, will have the task of interpreting the laws and to puzzle out how this law can or cannot be legal or not and whether a law can be constitutional or unconstitutional. These were not mentioned in Article III of the Constitution. Yet, they have been expanded upon later in the Bill of Rights as further protections from the federal government and to make sure that a tyranny does not
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