Question 1 Match each Amendment with the description of the specific right it covers.
1. Sixth Amendment
2. Fifth Amendment
3. Fourteenth Amendment
The accused person’s right to counsel for his defense
No person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself
Miranda v. Arizona
Denial of due process of law and the equal protection of the laws in contravention
An attorney’s ineffectiveness prejudiced the case
The accused person’s right to be confronted with the witness against him
Powell v. Alabama
Question 2 Match the term with the correct description.
Scope of direct rule
The defendant’s constitutional entitlement to have witnesses physically appear in the courtroom to give their testimony
The questioning of a witness at trial by the opposing counsel
The questioning of a witness by the attorney for the side that originally scheduled that witness to testify
A rule that restricts the questions that may be asked on cross-examination to only those matters addressed on direct examination
Anything that is not based on the personal knowledge of a witness
One who makes a statement or declaration
Question 3 Match to type of evidence with the description.
Preponderance of evidence
Any tangible item that can be perceived with the five senses
The information that someone supplies, usually referring to someone who is under oath and giving testimony in a trial
Any evidence that seeks to demonstrate a certain point to help jurors understand how a crime was likely committed
The standard of proof in a civil trial
That which is relevant and goes to substantial matters in dispute or has legitimate influence or bearing on the decision of the case
Evidence that proves a fact without the need for the juror to infer anything from it
Evidence that indirectly proves a fact
Question 4 Match the jury-related term with the correct description.
Challenge for cause
Process whereby the prosecutor and the defense attorney question members of the jury panel in an effort to seat a jury
The people selected from the jury list for service as members of a jury in a trial
A prosecutor’s or defense attorney’s call for removal of a potential juror from service on a jury based on bias
The list of potential jury members
Question 5 What constitutes effective counsel? What are examples of ineffective counsel?
Your response should be at least 200 words in length.