Plea Bargains and the Right to a Trial by Jury

Because of the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution, anyone accused of a crime is entitled to a trial by jury. To whit:

“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to…a public trial, by an impartial jury of the…district wherein the crime shall have been committed.”

Nowadays, that right is denied to 98% of the people facing criminal charges. Why?

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