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The Right to a Speedy and Public Trial: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution

The Right to a Speedy and Public Trial: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution

by Susan N. Herman, Erwin Chemerinsky
     
 

Herman provides an analysis and reference guide for the rights that the Sixth Amendment guarantees in all criminal prosecutions. She provides a history of the generation of each right from ancient times through the present. The public trial chapters analyze the development of Supreme Court case law interpreting the Sixth Amendment right and the companion First

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Herman provides an analysis and reference guide for the rights that the Sixth Amendment guarantees in all criminal prosecutions. She provides a history of the generation of each right from ancient times through the present. The public trial chapters analyze the development of Supreme Court case law interpreting the Sixth Amendment right and the companion First Amendment right of public access to trials, and then discuss current issues in interpretation of the Sixth Amendment right, including the controversial issue of cameras in the courtroom and the current questions about open proceedings involving alleged terrorists. The speedy trial chapters trace the development of the ideal of prompt proceedings and the Supreme Court's laws in this area, including a critique of the major Supreme Court cases.

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"Herman analyzes the Sixth Amendment and why it is still in the process of intense and conflicting interpretation 215 years after its ratification. Unlike other Amendments, the Sixth contains conjoined rights in describing both a speedy and a public trial. She begins with the right to a public trial, describing the history of the concept and analyzing the development of the right and the state of the law today with attention to national security and military commissions, then describes the history of the right to a speedy trial and analyzes it through Supreme Court cases, the statutes and rules, and the state of the law today." - Reference & Research Book News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313321085
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/2006
Series:
Reference Guides to the United States Constitution Series, #16
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

Susan N. Herman is Centennial Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. She serves as a member of the National Board of Directors and Executive Committee and as General Counsel of the American Civil Liberties Union. She writes extensively on constitutional and criminal procedure topics for legal and non-legal publications.

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