For every Troy Davis there are a few dozen others in jail who may have been unfairly convicted, but because they were not given a sentence of death, their story goes untold.
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Breivik is the flip side of Osama bin Laden, who had he been captured and not killed might have used the stage provided by a trial to spew venom on America.
As a country, we have long argued over constitutional safeguards for criminal defendants, and we will continue to do so long after Casey Anthony is forgotten.
The Constitution’s Sixth Amendment does not promise, and does not require, a perfect trial in any criminal case.
At the Center, two prominent Supreme Court litigators — Carter Phillips and Kanan Shanmugam — argued this very issue before a panel of distinguished federal judges.