Month: July 2012

More On Courtroom Disruption – What The ABA Standards Provide

More On Courtroom Disruption – What The ABA Standards Provide

In pertinent part, the ABA Standards for Criminal Justice: Special Functions of the Trial Judge, 3d ed. (2000) provides: ¬†Standard¬† 6-3.8. The disruptive defendant A defendant may be removed from the courtroom during trial when the defendant’s conduct is so disruptive that the trial cannot proceed in an orderly manner. Removal is preferable to gagging…

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