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Powell v. Alabama
Transcript of Powell v. Alabama
March 31, 1932 six men are on trial for
: the defendant must speak to their lawyers before the trial
did not take place
What the court did wrong
Did the trials violate the
14th and 6th
Was the trial just and fair?
Were the defendants denied the right to
before a trial?
November 7, 1932
7:2 ruling to
revoke the defendant's death penalty
the court set a precedent that anyone facing a death sentence
must be guaranteed
the 14th amendment.
Because of this landmark case the 14th and 6th Amendment is
required for every citizen.
The defendants did not know their rights and could not advocate
claims the sixth amendment applies to
federal courts only
Powell v. Alabama 1932
Chief of justice, Anderson