The Justices Have a Chance to Send a Clear Message About the Right to Fair Trial

OPINION: The U.S. Supreme Court should not bless a flawed process and dilute what it means to receive a "fair trial in a fair tribunal."

, The National Law Journal


On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the case of Terrance Williams, a prisoner on Pennsylvania's death row who committed two brutal murders when he was a teenager. The question before the court is whether Williams received the impartial hearing our Constitution requires. How his case is decided will send an important message about what it means to get a fair trial in America.

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