The defendant has been arrested for a crime of manslaughter. He has been confined at the local jail for more than 6 months. The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the accused the right to a speedy and public trial.
• What factors do you think the judge should take into consideration when trying to arrive at a decision on how to ensure the defendant's right to a public and speedy trial?
• Do you believe that the press has a right to be present during trials? Why or why not? describe your position.
• What problems do you foresee, if any, with allowing television cameras inside the courtroom? describe your position.