No, this is not a blog about medicine. It's Sanford Hausler's blog about the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and its opinions. The Court doesn't know about this, but I don't think it would mind.
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Public Trial. The Second Circuit granted a writ of habeas corpus to a criminal defendant whose relatives were order excluded during the testimony of an undercover officer unless they consented to sitting behind a screen. The Court, in Rodriguez v. Miller, held that such a procedure violated Rodriguez's Sixth Amendment right to a public trial. The decision can be found on the Second Circuit website. The case was decided on February 17, 2006.