INSIGHT: Virtual Criminal Jury Trials Threaten Fundamental Rights
In Part 1, we discussed the practical concerns of a virtual trial, Part 2 focuses on the constitutional issues surrounding a virtual criminal jury trial.
The right to counsel in a criminal case is more than just a right to a mouthpiece arguing points at a trial. The right to counsel embraces the right to communicate and work with counsel. Virtual trials will limit a lawyer’s ability to confer with the defendant before and during the trial.
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