What is the Sixth Amendment?   

The Sixth Amendment is the anchor of the American system of criminal justice, providing the protections which allow the adversarial process to achieve just outcomes, the tools that make it possible that an accused can meet the government’s accusations, the timely disposition of cases, and a fair and impartial decision-maker.

FREE webinar on Remote Court: Friday March 5, at 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT.

Professor Jenia Turner of SMU’s Dedman School of Law will discuss her research and forthcoming paper examining the experiences in Texas on the use of remote criminal court proceedings. Utilizing a mix of surveying and observations, along with scholarship and case law, Professor Turner presents recommendations regarding the limited use of technology to facilitate criminal case proceedings.

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Justice for All: Strengthing the Sixth Amendment

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