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U.S.A. Criminal Procedure: Manslaughter

The defendant has been arrested for a crime of manslaughter. He has been confined at the local jail for more than 6 months. The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the accused the right to a speedy and public trial.

•What factors do you think the judge should take into consideration when trying to arrive at a decision on how to ensure the defendant's right to a public and speedy trial?

•Do you believe that the press has a right to be present during trials? Why or why not? Explain your position.

•What problems do you foresee, if any, with allowing television cameras inside the courtroom? Explain your position.

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The defendant has been arrested for a crime of manslaughter. He has been confined at the local jail for more than 6 months. The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the accused the right to a speedy and public trial.

•What factors do you think the judge should take into consideration when trying to arrive at a decision on how to ensure the defendant's right to a public and speedy trial?

The judge has to ascertain why the defendant ...

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The factors you think the judge should take into considerations when trying to arrive at a decision on how to ensure the defendant's right to a public and speedy trials.

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