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SIXTH AMENDMENT

A criminal defense attorney must inform a non-citizen client if a plea carries a risk of deportation, as part of the Sixth Amendment guarantee of effective assistance of counsel. See “Criminal defense lawyers must warn of deportation risk” U.S. Supreme ...

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JURY SELECTION

A defendant was unable to show that a jury selection process that allegedly drained minorities from the jury pool before jurors in felony trials could be chosen was unconstitutional. See “Unanimous Supreme Court rules in jury selection case.” U.S. Supreme ...

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SIXTH AMENDMENT

A defendant’s right to a public trial was violated when the trial court excluded the public from the voir dire of prospective jurors. U.S. Supreme Court. Presley v. Georgia, No. 09-5270. Jan. 19, 2010. Lawyers USA No. 993-1703.

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Jeffrey Fisher: Confronting the Confrontation Clause

Jeffrey Fisher is confronting the Confrontation Clause, one U.S. Supreme Court case at a time. Fisher is hooked on the Sixth Amendment – and for good reason. He has won three groundbreaking Supreme Court cases on the subject that will ...

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