The Right to Compulsory Process

Balanced trials by allowing defendants to bring witnesses and evidence.
The right to compulsory process gives the opportunity for accused individuals to identify and obtain testimony and evidence that can support their case and improve the likelihood of being found not guilty. The primary tool for exercising this right is the subpoena, a legally binding demand to provide written or oral testimony, or evidence, including physical objects, documents, records, and data.

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Post-Wayne County Commission calls for jail bond reform
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Wayne County Commission calls for jail bond reform

Detroit — The Wayne County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution this week calling for bond reform, stating the current.
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Power failure at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center led to humanitarian crisis: lawsuit

The lights came back on at the federal detention center in Brooklyn Sunday, but legal challenges are just beginning after a power.
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Question of anti-gay basis with jury and decision to go with death penalty over life in prison

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal by a South Dakota death row inmate who.
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Have Americans Forgotten Why Due Process Matters?

America has a due process problem. Whether one considers the contentious recent Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Title IX proceedings on.
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The Sixth Amendment, Equal Protection and Due Process (s7a)

Counsel for the Defense The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees a poor person accused of a crime.
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