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4.04 Civil Rights Assessment

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Emma Williams

on 16 January 2014

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4.04 Civil Rights Assessment
Miranda v. Arizona
The court ruled that suspects must be informed of their rights before and after questioning. Any law enforcement must prove that they have informed the person of their rights and that the person understood. When an officer reads them their "Miranda Rights" or "Miranda warning" it ensures that the suspect understands their rights that whatever is said can be used against them in court.
Gideon v. Wainwright
The sixth amendment says that suspects in crimes have the right to counsel for their defense. Gideon requested that the court appoint him a lawyer, the court denied him because it wasn't a capital offense. The Supreme court overturned the constitution ruling that the states must provide legal counsel in cases where a defendant is unable to offord counsel on his or her own.
14th Amendment
It states that any person born into the United States are United States citizens it does not matter where you parents come from or born. They are a citizen no matter if their parents are illegaly in the United States, they have equal rights and privileges as any other citizen. The ruling was made in the Wong Kim Ark trial his parent's were chinese and not citzen of the United States.
19th Amendment
The nineteenth amendment gave women the right to cote only the age over 21.Betwen 1776-1807 Wyoming Territory gave women the right to vote in 1869. Th e National Woman Suffrage Assosciation gave the drive for womens votes in 1869. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied.
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