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Excluding police supporters did not violate Sixth Amendment (access required)

Although it was wrong for the government to insist members of the Virginia State Police leave the courtroom in the trial of a former special agent, their removal did not justify setting aside the jury’s verdict because it did not violate the defendant’s Sixth Amendment rights. Background A jury in this court found defendant Shade Carlton Workman, ...