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Letter: Fair and speedy trials?

By Peter Brown, Vancouver
Published: April 2, 2024, 6:00am

I was wondering how I, an ordinary citizen, could provide a former president with a fair and speedy trial.

According to the Sixth Amendment, in 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. It seems so unfair to treat this great man to such foot dragging and lackadaisical contempt by the judiciary, most of whom were appointed by him. Is there no loyalty or even consideration from this court?

He may be forced to wait until after the election in November to find out what his sentences will be. Surely there is some system to allow we the people of this great nation to assist him in the face of this blatant aggression to his rights?

Just asking for a friend called Joe.

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