Salt Lake City, UT asked in Constitutional Law for Utah

Q: how does the guarantee of a public trial limit the powers of the national government?

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Robert Jason De Groot

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Deltona, FL

A: Have you gotten an answer to this yet? A public trial is much better than a trial held in secret.

Brian K Jackson

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: The trier of fact is held to the scrutiny of the public in determining guilt or innocence. It's a very important right our nation has. It still seems to get abused today though with what has happened at Guantanamo and other out-of-country operations by this country.

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