Why does a defendant or accused have the right to face their accusors?

and evidence used that is brought against them?

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  • Alexa
    Lv 4
    8 years ago
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    The right to face your accusers means that the defendant has the opportunity to dispute baseless accusations and present evidence confirming their truth.

  • Bob B
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    The idea of this right is that it permits accused persons to test the evidence brought against them- this serves as protection against false or flawed accusations.

    If this right were not present, it would effectively permit the government or a plaintiff the right to accuse someone in court and not have to back this accusation up with evidence- hardly a fair system.

  • Ben
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Defendants/accused are guaranteed that right in the "Confrontaion Clause" of the 6th amendment of the US Constitution. Although the original clause was applicable to the federal govt, the 14th amendment made it applicable to the states.

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