The Constitution’s Sixth Amendment does not promise, and does not require, a perfect trial in any criminal case.
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At the Center, two prominent Supreme Court litigators — Carter Phillips and Kanan Shanmugam — argued this very issue before a panel of distinguished federal judges.
At this year’s PJP event in March, the moot court considered expanding the “public safety exception” to reading Miranda rights in terrorism cases. I authored the hypothetical for that moot and you can watch the oral argument here. Since then, the Wall Street Journal obtained an FBI memorandum delineating circumstances in which its agents can […]
In the event of a shutdown, the federal government does not actually stop functioning entirely but a few things will change.
by Erin Moriarty, 2010 Jennings Fellow In all 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, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and […]